Noura Al-Sayeh is an architect currently working as the Head of Architectural Affairs at the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain. She is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of several planned cultural institutions as well as for the creation of an active agenda of exhibitions, academic exchange initiatives and architecture competitions. She earned a Master's in Architecture from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and has worked as an architect in Amsterdam, New York, Jerusalem, Bahrain and Paris. She was the Co-Curator of RECLAIM , Bahrain's first participation at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, which was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. More recently, she oversaw the program for the Month of Architecture, which was part of the Manama, Capital of Culture of the Arab World 2012 agenda which centered on the notion of public space in the Arab World and the organization of the BAB open ideas competition.
The summer benefit architecture drawing auction includes work newly commissioned by Storefront for Art & Architecture for the Aesthetic/Anasthetic exhibition on display until July 28, 2012. Each drawing depicts the Storefront Gallery space at 97 Kenmare, from the perspectives of a diverse group of emerging and established architects worldwide. The drawings reveal a different aspect of the space and are representative of the generative properties of the architect's drawing. All proceeds will support Storefront's exhibitions and programs.
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