Artists, Pictures and Things

FIND Contributor Noor Al Suwaidi explores the visual memories and early impressions of place and people on an artist’s practice

By FIND : NYU Abu Dhabi / New York

By Noor Al Suwaidi for FIND: NYU Abu Dhabi

Noor Al Suwaidi (2013) by Noor Al SuwaidiOriginal Source:

Artists, Pictures and Things: Noor

Noor Al Suwaidi’s work can be best described as a kaleidoscopic trip into colourful canvases and variegated works on paper, all oscillating between the realms of portraiture and figurative abstraction. Born in 1981, Al Suwaidi grew up in Abu Dhabi, and since age nine she has dedicated herself to a creative career. A particular interest in painting led her to pursue studies in the UK and the US.

Nawaf Al Janahi (2013) by Noor Al SuwaidiOriginal Source:

Artists, Pictures and Things: Nawaf

Nawaf Al Janahi is an actor and a film director who was born in Abu Dhabi on 7 February 1977, to an Egyptian mother and an Emirati father. He started acting at 7, and at the age of 19 he moved to California, USA, to study the arts of cinema.

Nasir Nasrallah (2013) by Noor Al SuwaidiOriginal Source:

Artists, Pictures and Things: Nasir

Born in the UAE in 1984, Nasir Nasrallah’s work is a highly personal response to his environment and the people and places he comes across. Nasir has a B.Eng in Telecommunication Engineering from Khalifa University in Sharjah. He took art courses at the Emirates Fine Arts Society whilst studying for his degree and has participated in exhibitions inside and outside the UAE.

Ebtisam AbdulAziz (2013) by Noor Al SuwaidiOriginal Source:

Artists, Pictures and Things: Ebtisam

Ebtisam AbdulAziz, a multidisciplinary artist and writer from and based in the UAE, received a Bachelor's Degree in Science and Mathematics. This background is reflected in her works through her fascination with imagining systemic ways of producing emotionally or intellectually meaningful forms of expression. She combines the scientific with the arbitrary, at times juxtaposing the two in order to force the viewer to question their assumptions about rules in the natural and formulaic world.

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Project concept, photographs, and text by Noor Al Suwaidi

Audio recorded and edited by Noor Al Suwaidi with technical assistance from Fadi Wahbeh

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