Producer in Music and Instructor of the Arts and New Media
Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Omar Shoukri is active as a film director, music producer, and educator. He completed his MFA in interdisciplinary creative arts practice (Plymouth University, UK) and is currently pursuing his PhD. His research explores the intersections between experimental film, sonic identity, electronic music and their interactive integration within the field of expressive arts therapy.
Since 1994, his audio and visual work has been exploring narratives between different cultures, social hierarchies, and languages. This initiated a journey from his origin in Stuttgart, Germany across prestigious Broadcast TV Networks, event, and film production companies in Berlin (SAT.1 TV), London (CNN, BBC Arabic), Los Angeles (Admusic), New York (Mckinsey & Co.) and Dubai (MBC).
As a filmmaker his work has been featured at the NYUAD Institute, Imagine Science Film Festival Abu Dhabi, Goethe Institute Barcelona, Transart Institute New York and Berlin.
As a musician and DJ he has received continuous international commissions and performances including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Liverpool Arts Festival, Uferstudios Berlin, Abu Dhabi Classic Radio, and MTV Arabia.
His academic path originated in 2006, when he taught various aspects of film and music production to undergraduate classes at Middlesex University which led him to initiate a unique music performance course in Dubai. Further, his corporate consulting career has enabled him to collaborate with the BBC Academy on media training initiatives for government entities across the MENA region, and eventually to thrive in the multi-national community at New York University Abu Dhabi.