Maya El Khalil and Afra Al Suwaidi.
Muhammad Yusuf, Attributes Writer
It is the initial time Abu Dhabi Artwork is exhibiting abroad where it is displaying the functions of the 3 rising artists, all from the UAE, in Beyond: Emerging Artists presentation at Cromwell Position, London (June 2 – 13).
Organised by the Office of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), the artists whose operates are becoming showcased are Hind Mezaina, Afra Al Dhaheri and Afra Al Suwaidi, and the curator is Maya El Khalil.
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Mezaina was born in and operates in Dubai. Her do the job delves into themes of collective memory, the idea of heritage, and the representation of Dubai and the UAE in the media. It is a constant improvement of what she describes as a ‘visual archaeology’ by means of study, observation, collecting and preserving reminiscences.
Operating principally in photography, and most recently in video and collage, her projects have been exhibited in a lot of exhibitions in the UAE and overseas, which includes ‘Made in Tashkeel’ (Tashkeel, 2018) Sharjah Biennial 13: Tamawuj (2017) and ‘Al Haraka Baraka: In Motion There Is Blessing’ (Maraya Artwork Centre, Sharjah, 2016).
She has also worked on various commissioned tasks, together with ‘The Wedding Project’ (Artwork Dubai, 2016) ‘In the Meanwhile’ (Global Art Forum, Art Dubai, 2014) ‘Cassette Project’ (Pink Bull Tunes Academy Bass Camp, Dubai, 2013) and ‘Mass Medium: Emirati Tv set on Property Video’, (World-wide Artwork Forum, Art Dubai, 2012).
Mezaina curates film screenings for Louvre Abu Dhabi, is the Founder of The Culturist website and the Co-Founder of Tea with Lifestyle podcast. She participated in the 2016 Autumn Programme residency at Delfina Basis, supported by Maraya Art Centre.
She is a graduate of the 2015–2016 Salama Emerging Artist Fellowship (SEAF) and was chosen for A.i.R Dubai 2015, a partnership between Delfina Foundation, Dubai Lifestyle and Arts Authority and Tashkeel. Al Dhaheri was born in Abu Dhabi and will work there. Her get the job done is rooted in her encounters rising up in Abu Dhabi and the broader UAE — a place of recent and swift improve. Operating across many mediums together with combined media, sculpture, drawing, portray, set up, pictures and printmaking, she attracts out notions of time and adaptation, rigour and fragility.
She received her MFA from Rhode Island College of Layout, United states of america, and done residencies with The Salama bint Hamdan Rising Artists Fellowship, in partnership with the Rhode Island College of Style and design in 2014 and Porthmeor Studios, St. Ives, Cornwall, United kingdom (2019). Her initial solo exhibition ‘Inevitable Ephemera’ was hosted by T+H Gallery in Boston, United states in 2016. Selected group exhibitions include things like ‘Avoid Bad Dreams’, Green Artwork Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2019) ‘Barcelona to Abu Dhabi’, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2018) and ‘Emirati Expressions’, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2011 and 2015). She works as an Assistant Professor in Visible Arts at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi.
Al Suwaidi was born in Abu Dhabi and functions there. She has specialised in fine arts and acquired a BA Diploma from Zayed University and has participated in a quantity of displays regionally and internationally. In 2015, she participated in an exhibition at the Rochester Modern Art Centre in New York and at Lessedra Earth Artwork Print Annual Exhibition in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2017, she took section in Imago Mundi in Treviso, Italy. Regionally, she has introduced her work in the French Alliance Art Exhibition in Abu Dhabi and in Guggenheim Abu Dhabi: Do Artwork Do It Now, Manarat Al Saadiyat, in 2017.
Most lately, she participated in the 35th Yearly Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Modern society in Sharjah, UAE. Al Suwaidi is at this time taking part in the Cultural Basis Artwork Residency 2020. El Khalil was born in Beirut, currently lives in Oxford, Uk. She is an unbiased curator, who for the final ten years, has been functioning locally, regionally and internationally with artists, collectors and establishments to develop the identity and thoughts that have defined the up to date art scene in Saudi Arabia.
From its inception in 2009 right up until 2016, she was the Founding Director of Athr, a main up to date artwork gallery primarily based in Jeddah. She is the curator of the 7th Edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts. El Khalil holds a Bachelor’s Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the American College of Beirut. She is at the moment enrolled in an MA Program in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths College.
Dyala Nusseibeh, Director of Abu Dhabi Art stated that “our exhibition at Cromwell Location gives us a very important link with our community in the United kingdom and kickstarts a 12 months of adaptation and advancement for us as a honest.” Cromwell Location is a very first-of-its-variety exhibition and operating house for artwork gurus. Developed as a solution to shifting business calls for, the membership organisation features flexible providers including exhibition room, viewing rooms, art storage, dealing with, functioning facilities, situations and a Club Area.
Set in the heart of London’s museum district, its terrace of Victorian townhouses is residence to about fifty of some of the world’s primary galleries, institutions, dealers and advisors. Abu Dhabi Artwork expands outside of the notion of a conventional artwork fair, in positioning solid emphasis on a diverse community engagement programme, which includes art installations and exhibitions, talks and gatherings that take spot in distinct locations in the course of the year. The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi manages the emirate’s tourism sector and its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and lifestyle, together with safeguarding archaeological and historic web sites and producing museums, which includes Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.