wided Khadraoui

Political Analyst & Art Consultant

Wided Rihana Khadraoui is an Algerian-American writer, political analyst, and founder of art consultancy firm Tazuri, which works with artists, institutions, and collectors across the Middle East and North Africa. She regularly writes on art, culture, and politics in the region, and specializes in post-conflict Algeria, national identities, and modernity in popular culture.

Wided has extensive, firsthand experience in the region’s art world, working closely with established and emerging artists, collectives, art foundations, collectors and galleries across the Middle East. She is a member of the core team for Saudi Design Week the country’s first and only fair dedicated to design, and also manages artRiyadh, the Saudi capital’s first art fair. She wrote the chapter on galleries in Saudi Arabia for Contemporary Kingdom, the first art book on the country’s contemporary art scene, published by Canvas.

She received her Masters’ from the London School of Economics in Comparative Politics. Her research and academic work is in post-conflict studies, with a focus on the intersection of creativity and politics. In the past she’s worked for the World Bank, Global Green, and The Oxford Business Group and currently handles development for one of Riyadh’s major galleries.

BASED IN: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

LANGUAGES: English, French, Arabic

WIDED IN PRINT:

Elections and Instability in Algeria

Is Algeria Next?

Gharem Studio, Saudi Arabia’s Alternative Art Space

Language of Human Consciousness