Lina Lazaar

Vice-President, Kamel Lazaar Foundation, Switzerland

Biography

Lina Lazaar is the Vice President of Kamel Lazaar Foundation, established in 2005 to produce and support artistic and cultural projects in the MENA region. Although it is mainly specialized in culture and contemporary visual arts, KLF is becoming increasingly involved in the projects linked to heritage and education.

Specialized in contemporary art, Lina Lazaar has an MA degree in Statistics from London School of Economics, and an MA in Art History from Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Throughout her career in Sotheby’s, London, she supported the emergence of contemporary Arab art on the international scene.

Lina is also the co-editor-in-chief of the online magazine Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East. It publishes an annual online platform – consisting of essays, interviews, artists’ projects, and platform responses – that focuses on research questions conceived through a network of editorial contributors based in the Middle East and beyond.