Based between Beirut and Paris, Ali Cherri is a video and installation artist, who focuses on recording and displaying multilayered narratives that revolve around delicate matters of heritage, archaeology, and conservation. Cherri’s projects prove diverse and equally fascinating, leading him to discover a 5000-year-old necropolis in Sharjah’s desert and reconstructing a Syrian astronaut’s historic journey to space in 1987. Represented by Galerie Imane Farès in Paris, Cherri’s works have been exhibited worldwide in prominent galleries, museums and film festivals across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and the Far East.
Art Dubai Portraits is a film series that provides a short perspective into the lives and workspaces of artists that are connected to the fair through its programming or participating galleries. The Art Dubai Portraits are produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.