Selected Essays in Books and Catalogues

Desert Life (and Death) in Sama Alshaibi’s Silsila, Suspended Territories, MARTa Herford, Germany: 2017

A Brief Overview of Samia Halaby’s Painting, Birzeit University, Palestine: 2017

Mouteea Murad and the Vocabulary of Geometric Abstraction, Mouteea Murad, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2016

Introduction, Moving from Zero: The Art of Brenda Louie (2016), China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, P.R. China, 2016


The Self Portraits of Mohannad Orabi, Mohannad Orabi, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2015

From Fragmentation to Totalization, Oussama Diab: What Happened Here, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2015

The Monumentality of Ahmed al Bahrani’s Self-Portraits, Ahmed al Bahrani: Biography, Art Space Hamra, Beirut: 2015

Untitled, Asma Fayoumi: Untitled, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2015

Escaping Signs, Nihad Al Turk: Drawings on Paper, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2015

On the Path to Al Sadu, Sami Mohammad, CAP Kuwait: 2015

Introduction, Rashed Alshashai: Section 11, Hafez Gallery, Jeddah: 2015

The Portraits of Kais Salman, Kais Salman: Civilised Society, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2015


Khalvat: Towards Meaning, Sahand Hesamiyan, The Third Line gallery, Dubai: 2014

Kareem Risan: Archetypes, Kareem Risan: Steps in Migration, Meem gallery, Dubai: 2014

Thaier Helal: An Idea of Man and the Cosmos, Thaier Helal, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2014

Khaled Takreti: Modern Life,  Takreti, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2014

A Creative Upsurge, Syrian Art Today,  Syria’s Apex Generation, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2014

Material Remains: Memory Through the Mediated Object,  Co-author, Catalogue, Ayyam Publishing, Dubai: 2014

New Media and the Spectacle of the War on Terror,  Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East, ed. Anthony Downey, I.B. Tauris/Ibraaz Publishing, July 2014

Samia Halaby: Fifty Years of Painting and Innovation,  Book, second edition from Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2014


Tammam Azzam: Laundry Series, Catalogue, Ayyam Publishing, Damascus: 2011

Destruction and Renewal in the Paintings of Asma Fayoumi,  Catalogue, Ayyam Publishing, Damascus: 2010

Thaier Helal: Mapping the Symbolic, Catalogue, Ayyam Publishing, Damascus: 2010

Safwan Dahoul: Summoning the Subconscious, Book, Ayyam Publishing, Damascus: 2009


Zena el-Khalil: Militiamen, Saints, Martyrs and Pop Stars, Catalogue contribution, Flawless Gallery, London: 2008

A New Country, db Foundation, New York: 2008

The Unearthing of Secrets, Catalogue,  6 + Artists Collective: 2007 with an introduction by Lucy Lippard

Contemporary Arab Art in Context, Catalogue, The Bridge Gallery, New York: 2006