Every two years, Mophradat creates a network of international collaborating partner institutions that collectively select, produce and present ambitious new artworks by artists from the Arab world.
Mophradat creates opportunities for artists from the Arab world through an inventive approach to funding, commissioning, collaborating, and gathering. Their way of working is imaginative and ambitious, inclusive and hospitable. They recognise the Arab world as a loosely-defined geography that is called home by people of diverse ethnicities, gender identities, religions, ideologies, and languages. The name Mophradat is an (eccentric) transliteration of the Arabic word meaning vocabulary and speaks to the uniqueness of individual elements in a collective, but also to the way in which, brought together, they generate shared meanings and understandings.
The Showroom are part of the second edition of Mophradat’s Consortium Commissions in 2021-22, with artists Haig Aivazian and Inas Halabi.