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IN 2014, AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF INCREASED ANTI-ARAB AND ANTI-MUSLIM SENTIMENT IN THE UNITED STATES, EDGE OF ARABIA EMBARKED ON A MULTI-YEAR TOUR ACROSS NORTH AMERICA WITH THE AIM TO CONNECT ARAB AND US ARTISTS AND INSPIRE BETTER UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE TWO REGIONS. WE CALLED THE PROJECT CULTURUNNERS.

Project Films

Khaled's Ladder

Palestinian artist, Khaled Jarrar, travels along the US / Mexican border from San Diego / Tijuana to El Paso / Juarez, making a new artwork that takes the border wall as its raw material.

A Saudi Artist at Standing Rock

After the US Army Corps of Engineers denied a permit for the Dakota Access pipeline, Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater joins protesters at Standing Rock to celebrate their victory.

A Culture We Have Been Trained to Fear

A group of young Saudi Arabian artists travel from Texas to California, exhibiting their work and confronting their audience’s fears, prejudices and stereotypes.

The Story of Civil Rights is Unfinished

Khalid Albaih, a Sudanese political cartoonist, explores race, politics, and the shared struggle for human and civil rights between the Arab World and the United States.

US TOUR 2014-19

Culturunners Team with Sara Ouhaddou and Marwen Farhat 625 417
Edge of Arabia Sara Ouhaddou Culturunners RV 584 417
Epicenter X July 8 2017 1390 Culturunners 625 417
Minnesota Street Project Culturunners 5 625 417
Edge of Arabia Culturunners RV 1 1 626 417
Khaled Jarrar Edge of Arabia 1 741 417
Edge of Arabia Yazan Khalili 1 626 417
Christophe Tedjasukmana Armory2015 698 417
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TEAM WITH SARA OUHADDOU AND MARWEN FARHAT

2017

SARA OUHADDOU ON THE ROOF OF THE RV IN TENNESSEE DURING HER CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD TRIP

2017

NUGAMSHI PERFORMANCE DURING EPICENTER X OPENING AT THE ARAB AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM DETROIT

2016

PERFORMANCE OF AHAAD ALAMOUDI’S TINI WARWAR AT GENERA#ION, MINNESOTA STREET PROJECT IN SF

2016

AHMED MATER WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE AMERICAN INDIAN MOVEMENT ON THE RV AT STANDING ROCK

2016

KHALED JARRAR IN TIJUANA DURING HIS JOURNEY ALONG THE US MEXICO BORDER

2015

ARTISTS YAZAN KHALILI, ANNE SENSTAD & FELICIA CASTRO ON THE ROOF OF THE RV IN IOWA

2015

EDGE OF ARABIA AND ART JAMEEL PARTNERED WITH THE ARMORY SHOW TO PRESENT FOCUS: MENAM

2015

EDGE OF ARABIA CO-FOUNDER, AHMED MATER SPEAKING AT CULTURUNNERS SYMPOSIUM AT MIT

2014

CULTURUNNERS RV, A CORE COMPONENT OF OUR US TOUR, AT MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

2014

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Crossing the Line

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