The Middle East Center for the Arts (MECA) is an international foundation that promotes contemporary art from the Middle East. Conceived as a cultural hub for artists, activists and scholars, MECA presents a unique range of programs including exhibitions, workshops, lectures as well as film and video screenings.
MECA is the vision of Eugene Lemay, Yigal Ozeri, David Wakstein and Said Abu Shakra; as members of the international art community with roots in Israel and Palestine, the four have witnessed first-hand the social, political and economic strife encompassing this territory. With a focus on mediation and critical discourse, MECA offers a neutral ground for artists to engage in collaborative processes.
Working directly with artists and institutions from the Middle East, MECA is a unique epicenter for cultural exchange, providing a forum for the many voices that make up this beautiful, complicated region.