Palestinian - Iraqi art historian Nada Shabout spent a week with the students of IAAP discussing Modern Islamic Art.
Nada Shabout is a Professor of Art History and the Director of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Studies Institute (CAMCSI) at the University of North Texas, USA.
Her teaching and writing interests are in the area of Arab and Islamic visual culture, theory and history, imperialism, Orientalism and globalization.
She is the author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics, University of Florida Press, 2007; co-editor of New Vision: Arab Art in the 21st Century, Thames & Hudson, 2009; and the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey (AMCA). She is the founder and project director of the Modern ArtIraq Archive (MAIA), which documents and digitizes modern Iraqi heritage, particularly the collection previously held at the Iraqi Museum of Modern Art.
Shabout also gave a public lecture on “New Trajectories: The Modern and Contemporary in Arab Art.”