Rebecca Anne Proctor is the former Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar Art and Harper’s Bazaar Interiors, a role she held since January 2015. She is now an independent journalist and broadcaster covering contemporary art and current affairs in the Middle East and Africa. Her writing has been published in The New York Times Style Magazine; Bloomberg Businessweek, The Forward, Artnet News, Frieze, BBC, The Art Newspaper, The Forward, Arab News, Galerie, Ocula, The National, ArtNews and The Business of Fashion. She is an international consultant for Rizzoli Books and also regularly writes texts for books and catalogues on Middle Eastern and African art and culture. Rebecca obtained her M. Litt from Christie’s London in Modern and Contemporary Art History after which she worked at Gagosian Gallery before moving to Paris to pursue a double MA in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and Conflict Resolution from the American University of Paris and a Master’s in Sociologie des Conflits (Sociology of Conflicts) from the L’Institut Catholique, also in Paris. She is a highly in-demand speaker and moderator on art, culture and current affairs throughout the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the US. Through her work Rebecca argues that art and culture are a means to enhancing cross-cultural dialogue and peace in conflict burdened areas.
Below Proctor selects standout works from Intersect Chicago.