About Us

Founded by Ali Y. Khadra in 2003, Canvas is the premier contemporary art magazine in the Middle East. It serves as the primary platform for artists in the region and has been a catalyst for the growth and prosperity of the local art scene on the international stage. Based in Dubai, Canvas sets the benchmark for high-quality in-depth features and is at the forefront of art education and cultural conversations with contributions from leading figures in the art world. In December 2022, Canvas BilArabia was launched as a bi-yearly publication in Arabic with fresh content covering the fast and extensive cultural growth across Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the rest of the GCC and MEA region.