Accomplices brings together artists, writers, and curators from the Arab world to discuss questions and concerns about the present and future of their field and practices. Held annually in a remote location, it is an intimate encounter that provokes common language, sparks possibilities for invention, or simply a necessary assurance that distinct conversations pour into and feed a common pool of ideas and aspirations. The guest list of 20 or so participants centers on artists, writers, and curators who are active in art projects distinct from their individual practices, and are part of the Arab world’s emerging generation of art practitioners. Accomplices is an opportunity for conversation rather than presentation, and attendance is therefore limited to each event’s invited guest list.

Accomplices has taken place in ِEvia 2022, Delphi 2019, San Sebastian/Donostia 2018, Istanbul 2016, and Leuven 2015.

Accomplices, Evia, 2022. Photo courtesy of PNB.
Accomplices, Delphi, 2019. Photo by Jasmina Metwaly.