Born in Jerusalem in 1942, Meem Gallery artist Kamal Boullata is a Berlin-based painter, writer and historian. As a painter, Boullata’s colourful and modern silkscreens reveal a dedication to exploring calligraphy and abstraction. As an historian, the subjects of the history of Palestinian art and Arab culture have dominated his writing. A worldly figure, Boullata has studied in Rome and Washington D.C., exhibited in Dubai and London, and received awards in Morocco and New York.
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.