Karin Adrian Roques is a German artist, educated at the Art Academy in Berlin and at the Rheinische Friedrich Wilhelm University Bonn, Institute of Oriental Art – History of Islamic and European Art.
Adrian Roque’s professional focus has been on presenting modern and contemporary art from Arab countries and breaking prejudices and stereotypes about Arab culture in the Western art world. She has curated more than 30 international exhibitions with a focus on Arab art. During her research on contemporary art from the Middle East and North Africa, she developed a deep interest in Arabic calligraphy. A large part of her studies was therefore devoted to the position of calligraphy in modern and contemporary art.