"1980-Today: Exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates" presents a selection of works from different decades highlighting the emergence of art practices in the United Arab Emirates. Through an unprecedented and dense grouping of 130 works structured to create dialogues between artists and across practices, curator Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, President and Director of the Sharjah Art Foundation, aims to show the diversity and the history of the art scene in the UAE.

The exhibition features work by fifteen Emirati artists: Ahmed Al Ansari, Moosa Al Halyan, Mohammed Al Qassab, Abdul Qader Al Rais, Abdullah Al Saadi, Mohammed Abdullah Bulhiah, Salem Jawhar, Mohammed Kazem, Dr. Najat Meky, Abdulraheem Salim, Ahmed Sharif, Hassan Sharif, Obaid Suroor, Dr. Mohamed Yousif, and Abdulrahman Zainal.

Image courtesy National Pavilion UAE la Biennale di Venezia.


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