nadia al issa
nadia al issa is an independent cultural practitioner, writer and artist based in beirut, lebanon. she graduated with a ba in history of art from bryn mawr college, bryn mawr, pa in 2006. she previously headed the interpretation and learning programs at darat al funun in amman, jordan and was assistant director at beirut art center and the local coordinator for meeting points 6 in beirut. nadia al issa is the author of a handbook on learning within the gallery context for art teachers and institutions in the arab world specific to works by contemporary arab artists, forthcoming from the british council and in collaboration with tate britain and darat al funun. she contributes regularly to art asia pacific and is the magazine’s beirut desk editor. nadia al issa is currently developing a series of intervention works that explore the politics of belonging and exclusion inherent in nationalist thought and ideology. she is presenting the first work from the series, untitled (8 km – a tribute to danis tanović), for which she plans to camp out for two days in the no man’s land between lebanon and syria, in exposure 2011.