From September 29, 2020

Timo Nasseri

Timo Nasseri’s Art Dubai Portrait Exhibition explores his most recent body of work, A Universal Alphabet, reflecting on the universality of geometrical patterns and creating a visual code that brings different shapes to life.

From October 15, 2020

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim’s exhibition showcases a selection of the Emirati artist’s monochromatic works, examining his relationship with the landscape of his birthplace and the meditative nature of his practice.

November 2, 2020

Dia al-Azzawi

Dia al-Azzawi’s exhibition examines the prolific career of the Iraqi artist, recognised as a pioneer of modern Arab art, through a selection of his works from the 1960s until the present day, including paintings, sculptures and prints.

November 16, 2020

Naqsh Collective

The sister duo Nisreen and Nermeen Abudail behind Naqsh Collective explore traditional narratives, folklore and motifs through a selection of design-art pieces. Using Palestinian embroidery as a starting point, the Collective offers a permanence to the stories told through this delicate, age-old tradition by deconstructing its basic elements and reinterpreting them using solid, elemental materials — such as marble, wood and brass — that stand the test of time.

December 2, 2020

Aya Haidar

Lebanese multi-medium artist Aya Haidar investigates the limitations of visual language through recycling found objects into poetic works that explore labour, displacement, memory and womanhood. This exhibition presents, for the first time, Haidar’s latest body of work, Highly Strung.

January 14, 2021

Mohammed Kazem

Mohammed Kazem’s Art Dubai Portrait Exhibition, entitled The Shape of Everyday features works from the early 1990s through today that have come to define the conceptual Emirati artist’s oeuvre. In an adaptation of the seminal series, Directions, Kazem’s hallmark scratching technique, and his exploration of materiality and the visualisation of light and sound, The Shape of Everyday combines a medley of profound ideas with his frank irreverence.

February 25, 2021

Abdul Rahman Katanani

The final Art Dubai Portrait Exhibition of the season presents works by Abdul Rahman Katanani, in which he examines the precariousness of our current conditions, as well as themes of hope, homeland, resilience and displacement — while considering future possibilities for different realities.

Timo Nasseri — Sep 29, 2020

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim — Oct 15, 2020

Dia al-Azzawi — Nov 2, 2020

Naqsh Collective — Nov 16, 2020

Aya Haidar — Dec 2, 2020

Mohammed Kazem — Jan 14, 2021

Abdul Rahman Katanani — Feb 25, 2021