Fehras Publishing Practices (Sami Rustom, Omar Nicolas and Kenan Darwich) is an artist collective founded in 2015 in Berlin. It researches the history and presence of publishing and its entanglement in the socio-political and cultural sphere in the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and the Arab diaspora. It observes publishing as a possibility for creating, and accumulating knowledge and initiate projects in different formats such as installations, films, publications, lectures and performances aiming to extend the notion of publishing.
Recent projects include Lip-Sing For Your Art!, A Bilingual Karaoke, Centre Régional d’Art Contemporain OCCITANIE / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, Sète (2020); Borrowed Faces. Issue No. 01, MMAG Foundation, Amman (2020); Borrowed Faces. Stories of Publishers during the Cold War, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin (2019); When the Library Was Stolen. On the Private Archive of Abd Al-Rahman Munif, Kampnagel, Hamburg (2018); Disappearances. Appearances. Publishing, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens (2018); When the Library Was Stolen, book launch and public talk, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2018); Soapy Post-modern Bathwater, Sharjah Biennale 13, Tamawuj, Sharjah (2017); Series of Disappearances, Villa Romana, Florence (2017); Waiting Trajectory, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017).