Editorial and Creative Team

Lisa Farjam
Founding Editor

Lisa Farjam founded Bidoun in 2003 and was editor in chief until 2011. She lives in Brooklyn and is working on a novel.

Negar Azimi
Senior Editor

Negar Azimi is a writer and editor. She was a 2014-2015 fellow at New York Public Library’s Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers and organizes events in and around the arts with Pati Hertling. She is also a member of the Beirut-based Arab Image Foundation. 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 working exclusively in the commercial idiom of art direction. He is the founder of the meta-brand Shanzhai Biennial, creative director for the unisex fashion line TELFAR and CCO of the visual knowledge project Mine.nyc. His clients include Bjarne Melgaard, Kanye West, and Hugo Boss. His work has been shown internationally, including at MoMA PS1 and The New Museum, New York and The Serpentine Gallery, London. He has been the creative director of Bidoun since 2007.

Tiffany Malakooti
Special Projects

Tiffany Malakooti joined the Bidoun team in 2008 and works primarily on archival and film projects. She has collaborated on programs with the Beirut Art Center, the Guggenheim Museum, the Serpentine Gallery, and UbuWeb, amongst others. Her personal practice takes the form of Belog, an online repository of Iran-related artifacts and jokes; and Curse of Cherifa, an occasional publisher. She also works as a graphic designer.

Ben Tear
General Manager

Ben Tear is an artist and Bidoun’s administrator. His work has been performed at the Whitney Museum of American Art and was recently published in Harper’s.

Rumors
Art Direction

Rumors produces identity, editorial, and interactive design systems for cultural groups worldwide. The studio has designed Bidoun since 2010, including this website in late 2015. Work can be seen at rumo.rs.


Alexander Provan
Contributing Editor

Alexander Provan is the editor of Triple Canopy and a contributing editor of Bidoun. He was a fellow at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School for 2013–15.

Anna Della Subin
Contributing Editor

Anna Della Subin is a writer born in New York. Her essays on religion, literature, sleep, have appeared in the London Review of Books, The New York Times, Harper’s and The White Review, among other publications.

Anand Balakrishnan
Contributing Editor

Anand Balakrishnan is a lawyer.

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 contributing editor of Bidoun, writes regularly for Artforum, and runs a column in Frieze. She has written for newspapers, magazines, and journals, including Afterall, Camera Austria, and Parkett, and has contributed essays to numerous anthologies, monographs, and catalogues, covering subjects such as Sufism and Surrealism, feminism and formalism, experimental music, video production, and public space in postwar Lebanon, as well as the work of artists such as Etel Adnan, Eric Baudelaire, Saloua Raouda Choucair, Iman Issa, Rabih Mroue, Wael Shawky, and Akram Zaatari. She lives and works in Beirut, where she teaches in the department of fine arts and art history at the American University of Beirut.

Shumon Basar
Contributing Editor

Shumon Basar is a writer. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist; and co-editor, along with Antonia Carver and Markus Miessen, of the Bidoun published With/Without. He has been Editor-at-Large at Tank magazine for over a decade; runs the Format program at the AA School, London; is Commissioner/Director at the Global Art Forum, Dubai; and is a founding member of the ‘Thought Council,’ at the Fondazione Prada, Milan.

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

In the past few years Sophia has been screenwriting for a diverse array of projects for film and television adapting everything from Anais Nin to the life of Madame Tussaud. Sophia’s first book, The Girl Who Fell to Earth, (2012 Harper Collins, USA) has been assigned to high schools and universities around the world and has been translated into Arabic. Her video work has been shown widely in biennales, film festivals and museums. She saw her work in print for the first time in Bidoun.

Sukhdev Sandhu
Contributing Editor

Sukhdev Sandhu directs the Colloquium for Unpopular Culture at New York University and runs the Texte und Töne publishing imprint.

Yasmine El Rashidi
Contributing Editor

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

Past designers, editors & staff: Antonia Carver, Sam Cate-Gumpert, Jiminie Ha, Danya Hakimian, Ali Heifetz, Cindy Heller, Ofurhe Igbinedion, Nima Jahromi, Hassan Khan, Peter Licursi, Ketuta Alexi-Meskhishvili, Lucy Raven, Alia Rayyan, Alia Al-Sabi, Surface to Air, Chris Lopez-Thomas, Yasmine Turner, Tirdad Zolghadr.

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