A review of Nadia Gohar’s solo exhibition, curated by Minh Nguyen at Soil Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA. Written by GalleryGirl (Lizzy Vartanian Collier). The exhibition explored historical memory, migration and sociality as a survival response through an immersive installation that centred around a fountain.Read More
A non-fictional short story telling the tale of Shaikha’s experience working in a cake factory in England at the age of nineteen and running into an unexpected relationship.Read More
Join Cinema Akil and Banat Collective for a panel discussion following the screening of DREAM, GIRL, a documentary showcasing the stories of inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs. The panel brings together three female entrepreneurs from the UAE, moderated by Banat Collective founder Sara Bin Safwan, to discusses the challenges and triumphs of being a female entrepreneur in the Middle East.
Priya Bhatia – Hautletic; Lujain Abulfaraj – Twothirds Design & WTD Magazine; Darah Ghanem – Follow the Halo; The panel is curated and moderated by Sara Bin Safwan – Banat Collective
About Banat Collective
Banat collective is a creative community made in response to the lack of artist spaces and discussions about womanhood in the Middle East and North Africa region. However, we aim to be inclusive of all nationalities and genders to promote peace and balance within our community. Our platform aims to support creatives seeking to produce, collaborate and share their work with the world.
In a time where constant media misrepresentation is in our news feeds, the collective seeks to rethink the ways which we perceive women of color through showcasing contemporary art, poetry and writings through online content, print, exhibition-making, and events. We believe that art is the most ideal and useful tool to spread awareness that goes beyond geographical borders.
Discussions of intersectionality, feminism, gender and identity politics from a ‘middle-eastern’ perspective is becoming increasingly relevant and important. Banat collective offers a space for discussion and creation and to address these questions and issues that course through our everyday lives. www.banatcollective.com // Twitter - @banatcollective // Instagram - @banatcollectiveRead More
Meet the women who are starting their own ventures to support the Arab Arts and Culture scene in the region.Read More
We speak to Zainab Al Radhi about her book ‘For You Are a Galaxy’ and muses, Frida Kahlo and Eve.Read More