View from Inside
Project info

FotoFest, the International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Arts,
launches a newly curated exhibition dedicated to Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed-media Art for its fifteenth Biennial.

VIEW FROM INSIDE, highlights the works of 49 Arab artists from 13 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. Exhibitions and programming continue for six weeks, March 15 through April 27, 2014, in Houston, Texas USA.

VIEW FROM INSIDE features artists living and working in Bahrain; Egypt; Iraq; Kuwait; Lebanon; Morocco; Oman; Palestine; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; United Arab Emirates (UAE); and Yemen. Seventeen artists are women.

VIEW FROM INSIDE is the largest collection of Contemporary Arab photography, video and installation work presented in the United States in over ten years. It is accompanied by a six-week program of films, conferences, tours, curatorial forums, fine print auction, collectors events, music and literature events, and children’s educational activities that showcase the culture and history of the region and its peoples.

“VIEW FROM INSIDE casts light on a region whose art and photography, until recently, have not attracted the broad international attention it deserves,” says Lead Curator Karin Adrian von Roques. “The aim of FotoFest 2014’s Arab Programs is to introduce the region’s complex and heterogeneous art scene, and to sensitize viewers to the wide dimensions of the works produced in the region.”