MOCAfest (Marketplace of Creative Arts) is the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation’s arts and culture festival. More than a performance festival, it consists of dialogue and networking sessions, masterclasses, leadership workshops, art residencies, film screenings, visual art exhibitions and artistic collaborations.
If you love art, then you would already have been thrilled by Maïmouna Guerresi. A sensational artist by all accounts, Guerresi’s mind-bending works ranging from photography, sculpturing, videos and installations have long captivated the imaginations of art lovers from all around the world.
They are one of the most forward thinking Muslim media companies out there. We know them as absolute cool cats in the industry and for Navid Akhtar, founder and CEO of Alchemiya, it’s all about that pure love of 'showing the contributions of Islam and Muslim people to humanity'.
Want to get an inside view on how the folks at World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation go about putting together MOCAfest (Marketplace of the Creative Arts)? Najmia Zulkarnain is the project lead of MOCAfest, as well as the assistant manager of the young leaders network. Here, she reveals why humility and integrity are such wonderful traits of talented artists.