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Oroubah Dieb: A Syrian Artist's Stunning Collages Capture Her Hope For a Displaced Population
Syrian sculptor and painter Oroubah Dieb recounts the moving tale of her displacement from Syria and how she uses her work as a way of raising awareness for those less fortunate. “My art is incredibly personal in its topics. Before the uprising in Syria, I portrayed social subjects like maternity, love, and dancing. Nowadays, a lot of my art embodies the experience of living in exile that refugees are forced to face. My paintings depict the dramatic situations that are borne of population displacement and migration”.
Hassan Massoudy: Mastering Storytelling through Calligraphy
Master Arabic Calligraphy artist Hassan Massoudy is one of the world’s most influential forces in Arabic calligraphy today. Learn all about Massoudy's explorative career, artistic experimentation, and varied sources of inspiration in this exclusive profile!
Collector's Handbook: Spilling the Tea on NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)
The conversation around NFTs has been intensifying ever since the term first came into the spotlight in 2021. From the famous Nyan Cat GIF by Chris Torres that sold for $560,000 to Beeple’s digital collage piece that sold for $69 million at a Christie’s auction, this rather novel digital asset has bred tons of questions on potential online investment in the realm of crypto art. So, what is an NFT anyway? and what does its emergence mean for art collectors?
Celebrating Body Positivity with our Latest Exhibition: "Earthshine" by Yafa Gowaily & Kaiser Moussa
Yafa Gowaily and Kaiser Moussa are excited to present “Earthshine”, their first online exhibition. This stream of new artworks was created with love, harmony, and a pure desire to portray the body’s natural beauty through exuberant and blissful colors. “Earthshine” launched virtually through a panel with the artists and Abdulah, the founder of Marsoum Art Collective on Monday June 21, 2021 at 8 p.m. EST. You can watch a replay of the virtual vernissage in this entry.
Delve Into Paris’s Mystical Arab Art Scene: Where the Arab World and the City of Light Meet

Despite the French capital's lustrous reputation for being a hub for romantics, Paris is not just made for lovers. Paris is renowned for its art, fashion, and abundance of tourist attractions. Whether you’re there to try the food or attend a fashion show, Paris’s whimsical appeal is bound to win you over. So, if you’re an aesthete and have an appreciation for oriental art in particular, then get ready for a journey into the Arab world without stepping outside the capital!

The Art of Hammoud Chantout (In His Own Words)

We caught up with one of our most celebrated painters, Hammoud Chantout to ask him about his artistic journey. Hammoud ended up sharing surprising anecdotes from his childhood, recounts of his first attempts at breathing life into the images in his mind, and an insightful dive into the language of his paintbrush.

Learn more about Hammoud Chantout in this exclusive expose.

Arab Art From a Woman’s Perspective: Changing the Narrative and Redefining Art
In celebration of Women's History Month, we have profiled five groundbreaking women that have redefined what it means to be an artist. Using their emotions and unique life experiences to drive stories from around the world, these five female storytellers chose art as their platform to shed a spotlight on tales of hope and social justice. Learn more about Eman Haram, Heba Al Akkad, Ghadeer Saeed, Oroubah Dieb and Bente Christensen-Ernst.
Inside the Mystical Mind of Egyptian Artist Hady Boraey

Egyptian artist Hady Boraey has managed to evoke various feelings in the hearts of his audience. Every unique piece of art he has crafted is accompanied by fine reality and a grain of imagination.

Using painting as his medium, and drawing inspiration from his country, award-winning Egyptian painter, Hady Boraey, allows us to explore the depths of his mind while taking us on a journey of self-discovery and self-finding.

Learn more about Hady Boraey in this expose.

Studio Visit Replay: Garfield Morgan x Yafa Arts & Crafts x Marsoum
Prepare to be inspired and delighted by Montreal-based Jamaican-born artist Garfield Morgan. In our second virtual studio visit with Yafa Arts & Crafts, Garfield takes us behind the scenes to his art studio and shares insights on his sources of inspiration and his ever-evolving media. Watch a full replay here.
Studio Visit Replay: Music Of The Soul by Nicholas Scott x Yafa Arts & Crafts x Marsoum

Experience (or re-experience) our first Studio Visit, a collaboration with Yafa Arts and Crafts, “Music of The Soul”. This visit focused on Ontario-based accredited music therapist (MTA) Nicholas Scott. In this Studio Visit, Nicholas treated us to a special acoustic performance of 90s classic jam, which the attendees reflected on as part of Nicholas’s approach to music therapy.

Connecting Artists and Art Aficionados Through The Studio Visit Series with Yafa Arts & Crafts
we are pleased to announce a series of monthly studio visits that connect us virtually while allowing us to experience art while in lockdown. These free visits, which range from featuring musicians to visual artists, are the first of several collaborations that further deepen our growing partnership with Egyptian-Canadian artist and cultural connector Yafa Gowaily.
Interview Replay: Fan Bel Arabi x Marsoum x Qahtan Alameen talk about "Comfort In Chaos"
Qahtan Alameen and the Marsoum Art Collective launched Qahtan’s first virtual exhibition “Comfort In Chaos” in early November 2020. On December 1, 2020 our founder Abdulah went live with our latest cultural partner, Yafa Gowaily of Fan Bel Arabi (فن بالعربي من كندا / Arab Art Canada) to talk about the Marsoum Art Collective’s projects and Qahtan’s ongoing exhibition in specific. Watch the full replay here.
Introducing Qahtan Alameen: The Image Between the Present and the Past
In a guest post visual artist Karim Risan, we introduce you to the world of Qahtan Alameen, where the present and the past come together so seamlessly yet at odds with one another. Qahtan’s latest project “Comfort In Chaos” launches on marosum.co on Nov. 7, 2020.
Celebrating the Launch of "Comfort In Chaos" by Qahtan Alameen

Qahtan Alameen and Marsoum Art Collective are excited to present the Toronto-based artist’s first virtual exhibition under the title of “Comfort In Chaos”. This series of new digital artworks were created in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. They deal with the topics of isolation and they layers of self-reflection that came with it. “Comfort In Chaos” launched on Saturday November 7, 2020 at marsoum.co .

Collector's Handbook: How To Know The Artwork You’re Buying Is Real
As art collectors, we seek perfection in the art we collect. We look for pieces that add artistic and aesthetic value to our collections and homes. You can only find these characteristics in authentic artwork. In this edition of the Collector’s Handbook series, we share a tips that can protect you from buying fake art.
Going Online and “In Between The Lines” at Virtual Papier with Adel Bentounsi
Adel’s Thought Provoking Series Featured at the Inaugural Edition of Virtual Papier and on the AR Collecting app from June 4 to 21, 2020 During this unique point in human history, artists, gallerists and institutions have all been striving to...
Unveiling THE CAT PROJECT, A Virtual Exhibition by Mohammed Afefa with Dar Al-Anda
Play the recording of our first-ever livestream and learn about how this groundbreaking virtual vernissage came to be. In an online event that was the first of its kind in Jordan, Palestinian-Jordanian cartoonist and painter, Mohammed Afefa, revealed a new collection that is being exhibited exclusively online in collaboration with our primary cultural partner, Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery in Amman, Jordan.
Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre, Then and Now: How The Cultural Crossroads of Palestine Have Been Reshaped by the Nakba
This entry commemorates the 72nd Nakba Day and a full year of the online edition of “A National Monument” by Visualizing Palestine and Marwan Rechmaoui, by zooming in on Haifa, Jaffa, and Acre, as depicted in the recently-launched Palestine, Today platform. These three cities have played a significant role in shaping and reshaping the Palestinian culture over the past seven decades.
The Pursuit of the Perfect Medium: A Conversation with Adel Bentounsi
We sat down for a chat with Adel Bentounsi, a vibrant and dynamic multidisciplinary visual artist. Adel is originally from Algeria and currently resides in Paris, France. In this interview, we immersed ourselves in Adel’s world by asking him just about everything. We covered Adel’s origins and early career, his approach and process, along with some fascinating anecdotes about his personal life.
Collector's Handbook: Framing Your Artwork on a Budget
In the second entry of the Collector's Handbook series, we tracked down the best five ways to hack overpriced custom-framing. Continue reading the latest entry in our Collector’s Handbook series to find out how you can frame your art to perfection without breaking the bank.
The Art Lover’s Guide to Jabal Al Weibdeh, Amman, Jordan

Jabal Al Weibdeh's rich artistic heritage and beautiful galleries have crowned it as the ultimate art district in Amman. Here is a guide to the best galleries & museums for art lovers in Jabal Al Weibdeh, including Dar Al-Anda, Darat Al Funun & The National Gallery of Fine Arts.