Editorial and Creative Team

Lisa Farjam
Founding Editor

Lisa Farjam started Bidoun in the fall of 2003. She graduated with a BA in Literature from Bard College in 2000. She lives and works in New York City.

Negar Azimi
Senior Editor

Negar Azimi was based in Cairo until 2004, working as a curatorial assistant at the Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art. She is a member of the Beirut-based Fondation Arabe pour l’Image, with whom she is working on photographic projects in Iran and the greater Arab region. She studied politics at Stanford and Harvard, and anthropology at Columbia. Follow her @negarazimi.

Michael C Vazquez
Senior Editor

Michael C Vazquez is a writer and editor. Before Bidoun he was the editor of Transition: An International Review, and remains a nonresident fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard. Follow him @Michael_Vazquez.

Babak Radboy
Creative Director

Babak Radboy is an artist living in New York City. Besides Bidoun and his personal work he is a freelance art director, produces music and attends to an eccentric archive of printed matter. His work can be viewed at babakradboy.com. Follow him @babakradboy.

Ben Tear
General Manager

Ben studied art and science at Oberlin.

Tiffany Malakooti
Special Projects

Tiffany Malakooti is an independent graphic designer and head of Special Projects at Bidoun. She has collaborated on archival projects and events with the Beirut Art Center, Cabinet Space, PS1, the Serpentine Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. She founded and facilitates Bidoun‘s UbuWeb archive.

Art Direction

Rumors is a multi-disciplinary, Brooklyn-based design studio founded in 2008 by Holly Gressley, Renda Morton and Andy Pressman. The studio works closely with clients and collaborators to consider the logic, function, and aesthetic of each project. Work can be seen at rumors-studio.com.

Alia Al-Sabi
Bidoun Projects Coordinator

Born in Dubai, Alia Al-Sabi graduated from the American University of Sharjah with a degree in architecture and a minor in philosophy. She spent her initial post-grad years exploring architecture within Dubai’s commercial reality of gated-communities, and Amman’s social potential of slums.

Alexander Provan
Contributing Editor

Alexander Provan is a contributing editor of Bidoun. He is also is the editor of Triple Canopy, a magazine and editorial collective based in New York. His writing on digital culture, aesthetics, literature, and politics has appeared in The Nation, The Believer, n+1, Bookforum, Artforum, and Frieze, among other publications. Provan is a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School for 2013–2015.

Anna Della Subin
Contributing Editor

A former editor at Bidoun, Anna Della Subin is writing a book about people who have been involuntarily deified.

Aram Moshayedi
Contributing Editor

Aram Moshayedi is a writer and curator at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. He was formerly associate curator at REDCAT, the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (2010–13), where he organized exhibitions and oversaw the production of new works by The Otolith Group, Slavs and Tatars, Jordan Wolfson, Tony Cokes, Jay Chung & Q Takeki Maeda, Ming Wong, Geoffrey Farmer, and Erlea Maneros Zabala; and prior to that was a curator at LAXART (2005–10). Moshayedi’s writings on art have been published in numerous exhibition catalogs and such publications as Artforum, Art in America, Frieze, Metropolis M, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly and Bidoun, for which he has been a contributing editor since 2010.

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Contributing Editor

Kaelen Wilson-Goldie is a writer who lives and works in Beirut. She has contributed essays on contemporary art and visual culture in the Arab world to exhibition catalogues and anthologies, and has written for The New York Times, The Times of London and The Village Voice, among other publications. In addition to Bidoun, she works as a staff writer for The National and a correspondent for Artforum.

Shumon Basar
Contributing Editor

Shumon Basar is a writer. He has been Commissioner of the Global Art Forum (Doha and Dubai) in 2013 and 2014, and was Director in 2012. His books include Drone Fiction and Autobiography (ed. with H.G. Masters), Do You Often Confuse Fame and Success with Love?, Translated By (ed. with Charles Arsene-Henry), The World of Madelon Vriesendorp (ed. with Stephan Trueby), Cities from Zero, With/Without and Did Someone Say Participate (both ed. with Markus Miessen). In Spring 2015, Penguin will publish a paperback collaboration with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist entitled The Age of Earthquakes.

Sohrab Mohebbi
Contributing Editor

Sohrab Mohebbi is a writer/curator based in Los Angeles. He received his MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College and was a founding member of 127 band, Tehran. Mohebbi is currently associate curator at REDCAT.

Sophia Al-Maria
Contributing Editor

Sophia Al-Maria is based in Doha, Qatar where she is Gulf Collection Curator at the soon-to-be-opened-and-renamed Arab Museum of Modern Art. She is currently writing a book for Harper Perennial entitled Dune Coon or Al-Amerikiya depending on her mood at deadline.

Sukhdev Sandhu
Contributing Editor

Sukhdev Sandhu is a writer, publisher, and academic. He is an Associate Professor in Social and Cultural Analysis/English Literature at New York University where he also runs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture. His books include London Calling, I’ll Get My Coat, and Night Haunts. His work has appeared in Du, Frieze, The Wire, London Review of Books, The Guardian, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.

Yasmine El Rashidi
Contributing Editor

Yasmine El Rashidi is a Cairo-based writer. She contributes frequently to the New York Review of Books.