Amba Sayal-Bennett, Tumnus, 2017, Ink, pro-marker and graphite on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm, Courtesy of Carbon 12. Copyright the Artist.
Carbon 12 was established in 2008, initiating a comprehensive, firmly global, program of institution-grade artists. Internationally active, Carbon 12 continuously introduces and promotes both established and emerging artists to the UAE contemporary art scene, supplementing its 5-7 annual exhibitions with diverse contextual activities including publications and talks that actively engage the public and educational institutions. The playful, organic process that constitutes the creative production of Carbon 12’s artist base is facilitated and mirrored by its location in Al Quoz.
Gil Heitor Cortesão