Initiated by the Kamel Lazaar Foundation in 2011, Ibraaz is the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. They publish an annual online platform – consisting of essays, interviews, artists projects, and platform responses – that focuses on research questions conceived through a network of editorial contributors based in the Middle East and beyond. Their key editorial aim is to publish work by internationally renowned and emergent writers, academics, curators, activists and artists.
Apart from organising critical debates and discussions within the region, Ibraaz also publishes a series of books under the ‘Visual Culture in the Middle East’ title. To date including Future Imperfect: Contemporary Art Practices and Cultural Institutions in the Middle East (2016); Dissonant Archives: Contemporary Visual Culture and Contested Narratives in the Middle East (2015); and Uncommon Grounds: New Media and Critical Practices in North Africa and the Middle East (2014).