Laura Cherrie Beaney

Director of Communications
Laura Cherrie Beaney is an author, academic and the Tabari Artspace Director of Communications.


Laura has spent more than a decade in the UAE and is a regular contributor to regional and international publications including: Canvas Magazine, The National (UAE), Harper's Bazaar Arabia and Tater (Hong Kong). She is currently pursuing her PhD at SOAS, University of London where she also acts as an assistant lecturer and dissertation supervisor. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on women artists in diaspora and combines contemporary art, gender studies and ethnography. 


A passionate contributor to not-for-profit and humanitarian organisations Laura is currently supporting curatorial platform, Archaeology of the Final Decade (AOTFD), as a research assistant. The non-profit platform excavates and researches histories of nations condemned by social displacement, cultural annihilation or deliberate disappearance. In 2019 Laura published her first book, Crossing the Catwalk: Transvestism in Contemporary Fashion and Culture with Academica Press.