Interview with Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi

ALIA: What story or art piece sparked your passion for Arab art? ٍSULTAN: So, I divide my interest in art since childhood into three phases: in high school, I learned about World War II and the Guernica taught how art could capture a historic, political moment in history. The second phase, is my time in Paris as a student where I used […]

Interview with Samia Halaby

Born in Jerusalem in 1936, Halaby spent most of her childhood in Palestine before being forced to move to Beirut in 1948 and settle in the United States in 1951. Eight years later, Halaby received a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Cincinnati. In 1963, she earned a Master of Fine Arts. […]