Barrak Alzaid (Kuwait) is a writer, curator, and artist, and the Artistic Director of ArteEast.

Recent installation and performance work include, Seera Kartooniya (Bushwick Open Studios, 2010) and Diwaniya with Fatima Al Qadiri and Aziz Alqatami (Gwangju Design Biennial 2011).

Curatorial work includes antinormanybody (Kleio Projects, 2011). His article, Fatwas and Fags: Violence and the Discursive Production of Abject Bodies is available in The Columbia Journal of Gender and Law.

Barrak holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU.

With support from

The Maryam & Edward Eisler Foundation

In association with

Art & Patronage Summit:  The Middle East


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