Courtesy: Hunna Art Gallery
Founded in 2021 by Océane Sailly, Hunna Art is a contemporary art gallery representing eleven women artists based in the Arabian Peninsula. The artists represented by Hunna Art are developing cutting edge visual languages and researches that explore through art dominant representations and narratives.
Hunna Art aims to contribute to the vibrant art ecosystem of the Gulf while amplifying the voices and visibility of women artists and art professionals through collaborations, exhibitions, fairs participation and publications. Since our launch, we have collaborated with Centre Pompidou (France), Soho House (UK), Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar & US), Dubai Culture and Maraya Art Centre, MIA Art Collection, Foundry Downtown, Firetti Contemporary and Raffles The Palm (UAE). We also invited art critics and curators such as Wadha Al-Aqeedi, Lara Arafeh, Afnan Al-Yafaey, Beth Derderian, Juliette Lecorne, Ingrid Luquet-Gad and Elina Sairanen to collaborate with us, hence creating an international network composed of the new generation of art professionals while offering new and critical perspectives on our artists’ practices. Also, we have been working toward supporting the advancement of the artists’s international career by collaborating with galleries and art residencies, such as the Claude Monet residency in France. In 2022, Hunna Art has also partnered with a research center based in Kuwait to lead a scholar programme on Contemporary Art in the Arabian Peninsula which will start in 2023.
Initially launched online, Hunna Art has organized and co-organized the following five exhibitions in the first semester of 2022 in Dubai:
– “When I Desire You A Part Of Me Is Gone’, a solo show by Aidha Badr at Alserkal Avenue
– “Eyes Wide Shut”, a group show at Firetti contemporary
– “Serendipity”, a group show at Al Safa Library in collaboration with Dubai Culture and Mia Art Collection
– “I Saw Time Passing (I)”, a solo show by Alia Zaal at Foundry Downtown
– “Pathways”, a group show at Raffles The Palm.
For the upcoming year, Hunna Art will collaborate with renown galleries and institutions in the UAE, UK, Saudi Arabia, France and India to further the representation of woman artists while diffusing our artists’ work regionally and internationally.
Hunna Art has been featured in numerous magazines and platforms such as Mathqaf, Middle East Monitor, Gulf Today, The National, Time Out Dubai, and others. Our artists’s works are part of prominent private and institutional collections in Europe and the Arabian Peninsula.
Moza Almatrooshi, born in1990, UAE
Razan Al Sarraf