Contemporary Australian Artists from the Middle Eastern Diaspora

  • Cherine Fahd University of Technology Sydney
Keywords Contemporary, Australian, Artists, Diaspora

Abstract

For nearly two decades contemporary artists from the Middle Eastern diaspora have enjoyed international acclaim with significant representation across major international exhibitions in Western art centers. This success can be attributed in part to the strong sociopolitical concerns that characterize their practices. Like their international counterparts, Australian artists from the Middle Eastern diaspora contribute to the enduring relationship between art and politics and yet despite this, the practice of contemporary Australian artists from the diaspora is scarcely known internationally. This article seeks to offer some redress by introducing seven contemporary Australian artists from the Middle Eastern diaspora who for the past decade have achieved institutional recognition in Australia.

Author Biography

Cherine Fahd, University of Technology Sydney

Cherine Fahd is a Sydney-based photo artist and senior lecturer in photography at the University of Technology Sydney.

Published
2019-03-14
How to Cite
FAHD, Cherine. Contemporary Australian Artists from the Middle Eastern Diaspora. Mashriq&Mahjar, [S.l.], v. 6, n. 1, p. 24-59, mar. 2019. ISSN 2169-4435. Available at: <https://lebanesestudies.ojs.chass.ncsu.edu/index.php/mashriq/article/view/223>. Date accessed: 23 mar. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.24847/66i2019.223.