Exhibitions - Tarjama/Translation


Reshuffling the pertinence of geographical boundaries through the multivalent practices of translation, this unprecedented exhibition features artists from the Middle East, Central Asia and its diasporas. The exhibition examines the different ways with which artists engage with people, objects, images, and ideas traveling across geographic spaces, media forms, histories, and personal contexts. Encompassing a variety of media and artistic strategies, Tarjama/Translation treats the multiple processes of translation as dynamic and complex, from linguistic and textual maneuvers, to the transformation of consciousness engendered by the increasingly globalized world.


Tarjama/Translation is organized by ArteEast, and curated by Leeza Ahmady and Iftikhar Dadi, with assistant curator Reem Fadda.

Participating Artists

— Ayad Alkadhi

— Nazgol Ansarinia

— Hamdi Attia

— Lara Baladi

— Yto Barrada

— Esra Ersen

— Khaled Hafez

— Emily Jacir

— Pouran Jinchi

— John Jurayj

— Gülsün Karamustafa

— Bouchra Khalili

— Almagul Menlibayeva

— Farhad Moshiri

— Rabih Mroué

— Rahraw Omarzad

— Khalil Rabah

— Khaled Ramadan

— Michael Rakowitz

— Solmaz Shahbazi

— Wael Shawky

— Mitra Tabrizian

— Alexander Ugay

— Sharif Waked

— Dilek Winchester

— Yelena Vorobyevna

— Viktor Vorobyev

— Akram Zaatari


The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, the British Council and the A. M. Qattan Foundation