Rebecca Anne Proctor

Journalist, Former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harper’s Bazaar Interiors

Rebecca Anne Proctor is an independent journalist, editor, author, and broadcaster based in Dubai and Rome, from where she covers the Middle East and North Africa. She is the former editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harper’s Bazaar Interiors. Her writing has been published in Artnet News, Frieze, The New York Times Style Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East, BBC Worldwide, Galerie, Vogue Arabia, Wallpaper, The National, Architectural Digest, Arab News, Al-Monitor, The Defense Post, The Forward, The Jewish Insider, and The Business of Fashion. Her book Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creativity Economy?, co-authored with Alia Al-Senussi, was published by Lund Humphries in November 2023.

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Gulf States at the Venice Biennale: Balancing Social Transformation and Cultural Representation

Exhibitions staged by four Gulf countries look to the past and present while seeking to redress contemporary misconceptions and advocate for change.

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Saudis Transform the Kingdom Through Public Art

While beautifying the kingdom, public art projects in Saudi Arabia engage Saudis and at the same time foster cross-cultural dialogue.

Book Launch: Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?

On January 19, AGSIW hosted a discussion on art in Saudi Arabia.

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Setting the Stage: The Vital Role of Private Art Institutions in Saudi Arabia

Without the formation of private art institutions in Saudi Arabia, the kingdom’s cultural scene would not be where it is today.