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Adel El Siwi, Solo Show
Artspace Dubai
05/03/2017 — 06/04/2017
Adel El Siwi .Courtesy of Artspace Dubai

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Series of works by Egyptian Artist Adel El Siwi, although known for his treatment of the human figure, his latest works have been more narrative and ironic. His artworks are frequently viewed in serie...
Afshin Pirhashemi, Solo Show
Ayyam Gallery DIFC
13/03/2017 — 25/05/2017
Afshin Pirhashemi 'Dynasty', 2015. Courtesy of Ayyam Gallery

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Afshin Pirhashemi’s latest solo exhibition imagines today’s migration crisis as a series of vignettes that form an epic story of freedom, desire, and determination. Using allegory as a means of ...
Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination
Sharjah Art Museum
01/03/2017 — 03/06/2017
Ahmed Morsi, Self Portrait, 1957. Courtesy of Sharjah Art Foundation and Sharjah Art Museum.

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Sharjah Art Museum presents "Ahmed Morsi: A Dialogic Imagination", co-curated by Hoor Al Qasimi and Dr Salah M. Hassan, featuring Ahmed Morsi's body of work from the 1940s up to the present day: as t...
Alia Ali: The People of Pattern
Gulf Photo Plus
13/03/2017 — 22/04/2017
Alia Ali, The People of Pattern, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Gulf Photo Plus.

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Gulf Photo Plus presents "The People of Pattern", a solo exhibition by the Yemeni-Bosnian-American multi-media artist and visual storyteller Alia Ali (1985): the artist deals with the medium of ...
Ammar Al Attar: Plaza Cinema
Ammar Al Attar: Plaza Cinema
13/03/2017 — 29/04/2017
Ammar Al Attar, Cinema Plaza Posters, 2017. Commissioned by Alserkal Programming

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Ammar Al Attar’s project "Plaza Cinema" stems from the artist’s efforts to rescue old filmstrips, movie posters and ephemera from decommissioned theaters in the UAE. These aging movie-houses ar...
Artist Run New York: The Seventies
Jean-Paul Najar Foundation
09/03/2017 — 30/06/2017
Robert Grosvenor, Steel Pipe. Courtesy of Jean-Paul Najar Foundation.

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The Jean-Paul Najar Foundation presents the group exhibition "Artist Run New York: The Seventies". The show aims to be an investigation about the change of perspective made by contemporary artists dur...
Beloved Bodies II
Barjeel Art Foundation
01/03/2017 — 01/10/2017
Hayv Kahraman, Flayed Lamb, 2008. Courtesy Barjeel Art Foundation

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This March Barjeel Art Foundation presents the second part of “Beloved Bodies”, an exhibition showcasing a variety of depictions of the human form, from the 20th century to the present day. Thi...
Bill Viola. The Vast: Mirrors of the Mind
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
09/03/2017 — 22/04/2017
Bill Viola, Lifespans, 2012. Video still/s: Photo Kira Perov Image courtesy of the artist and Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai.

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Leila Heller Gallery Dubai presents an exhibition of the work of Bill Viola, entitled "The Vast: Mirrors of the Mind", curated by Brooke Lynn McGowan. Presenting a selection of pioneering video pieces...
Black, White…
Custot Gallery
13/03/2017 — 31/05/2017
Jedd Novatt, Chaos Frenético, 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Custot Gallery Dubai.

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On the occasion of its first anniversary, Custot Gallery Dubai presents the group exhibition "Black, White…", featuring the works of the Modern and Contemporary artists Fernando Botero, Nick Brandt...
Colour Code #Kimono
Colour Code #Kimono
13/03/2017 — 13/04/2017
Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue

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Every culture has its own sense of color, and Japan is no exception. "Colour Code #Kimono" dives deep into the depths of these delicate colours, exploring their strong metaphorical and cultural meanin...
Damien Bénéteau: Optical Variations
MB&F M.A.D.Gallery
27/02/2017 — 26/04/2017
Damien Bénéteau, Dark Variations, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and MB&F M.A.D.Gallery.

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The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery presents “Optical Variations”, an exhibition by French artist Damien Bénéteau, featuring five of his illuminated, hypnotizing monochromatic mobiles. A photographer by...
Design House 2016: Change, Coordinates + Someone Else
1971 Design Space
10/12/2016 — 25/03/2017
Design House 2016: Change, Coordinates + Someone Else, opening at 1971 Design Space

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"Design House 2016" at 1971 Design Space asks difficult questions about the city of Sharjah and its residents, provoking reactions by opening channels of feedback to the exhibited proposals. The audi...
Farah Al Qasimi: It’s Not Easy Being Seen
Farah Al Qasimi: It’s Not Easy Being Seen
13/03/2017 — 29/04/2017
Farah Al Qasimi, It’s Not Easy Being Seen, 2016-17. Commissioned by Alserkal Programming

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Farah Al Qasimi’s "It’s Not Easy Being Seen" is a two-part commission that explores the invisible labour of women in the cycle of creation and consumption, through the mediums of photography, perf...
Fari Bradley: Stitches To Save 9 With
The Mine
13/03/2017 — 30/04/2017
Fari Bradley

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The Mine+, a brand new platform dedicated to emerging regional talent and international guest artists, presents "Stitches To Save 9 With", a solo exhibition featuring new works by the artist Fari Brad...
Helen Teede: Uprooting
Helen Teede: Uprooting
12/03/2017 — 12/05/2017
Helen Teede, Last Rain

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A question of identity that never arises until it is called into question is that of the home. Helen Teede’s paintings evoke a process of disentanglement from the place in which she grew up, the pla...
Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, Reconstructors II, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery.

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Green Art Gallery presents "Write Injuries On Sand And Kindness In Marble", a solo exhibition displaying a site-specific work by the artist Hera Buyuktasçıyan. Dealing with concepts of time and m...
International Women Photographers Award | Edition 2017
International Women Photographers Award | Edition 2017
08/03/2017 — 08/04/2017
Photo credit Severine Blanchet

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The "International Women Photographers Award" is a photography award for women organized by Antidote art and design in collaboration with the International Women Photographers  Association and Allia...
Is Old Gold?
Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre – DUCTAC
21/02/2017 — 07/04/2017
Hussain Sharif, Collage 01-2007, 2007. Courtesy of JP Morgan Chase

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Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre – DUCTAC presents the group exhibition "Is Old Gold?", co-curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Muhanad Ali.  The exhibition showcases the work initiated...
Joshua Watts: Emergent Momenta
FN Designs
13/03/2017 — 30/04/2017
Joshua Watts, Ghost in the field, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and FN Designs.

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FN Designs presents "Emergent Momenta", a solo exhibition by the artist Joshua Watts: analyzing the time as a textile that can be manipulated for the alteration of the surrounding world, the work of J...
Karim Sultan: Different Air
Karim Sultan: Different Air
13/03/2017 — 29/04/2017
Karim Sultan, Different Air (1st iteration), 2016-17. Commissioned by Alserkal Programming

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"Different Air" is a three-part commission by Karim Sultan that explores notions of movement, migration, and the physical experience and trauma of deterioration and loss of memory. The project’s ...
Khaled Al Saai: The Surface and Beneath
Majlis Gallery
04/03/2017 — 06/04/2017
Khaled Al Saai, Journey Of Light, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Majlis Gallery.

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The Majlis Gallery presents "The Surface and Beneath", a solo exhibition featuring 33 new works by the artist, painter and calligrapher Khaled Al Saai: this Syrian artist, grew up in a creative family...
Khaled Ben Slimane: Ya Latif
Elmarsa
09/03/2017 — 08/04/2017
Khaled Ben Slimane, Ceramics I, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Elmarsa

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Elmarsa presents a solo exhibition, curated by Rose Issa, featuring works by Tunisian painter and ceramist Khaled Ben Slimane. The exhibition shows a new body of work, including paintings on paper, ...
Lala Rukh: Sagar
Grey Noise
13/03/2017 — 13/05/2017
Lala Rukh, Pegasus.Courtesy of Grey Noise

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Grey Noise presents Lala Rukh’s first solo exhibition in Dubai. Lala Rukh is a feminist activist artist from Pakistan, her drawings and photographic works are considered to be amongst the pioneering...
Mahmoud Obaidi: Fragments
Meem Gallery
06/03/2017 — 04/05/2017
Mahmoud Obaidi, Operation of Iraqi Freedom Family, Installation View at QM Doha, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Meem Gallery.

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Meem Gallery presents "Fragments", a solo exhibition featuring a selection of large scale works by Iraqi - Canadian artist Mahmoud Obaidi, revisiting the "organized chaos" of America’s 2003 invasio...
Mind the Gap
Tashkeel
01/03/2017 — 06/04/2017
Tom Baggaley, Squash Vine Bore, 2016. Courtesy of the artist and Tashkeel.

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Tashkeel presents "Mind the Gap", a group exhibition revolving around the values of story-telling, gathering together artists and creatives of different age, nationality and background to transform th...
Mounir Fatmi: Inside The Fire Circle
Lawrie Shabibi
08/03/2017 — 27/04/2017
Mounir Fatmi, Crossing the Line, 2014-15. Courtesy of the artist and Lawrie Shabibi.

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Lawrie Shabibi presents "Inside the Fire Circle", a solo show by the artist Mounir Fatmi: dealing with the form of the circle, perfused by symbolical meanings across the centuries, the artist makes a ...
Occupy: The Window Project
Thejamjar
12/03/2017 — 12/04/2017
Occupy: the Window Project. Courtesy of thejamjar

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"Occupy" provides the opportunity for artists to take over thejamjar’s front window for a few months during the year on a rotating basis. The prime location at Alserkal Avenue offers the artist expo...
Raja’a Khalid: Change Your Life
Alserkal Avenue
13/03/2017 — 29/04/2017
Raja’a Khalid, Change Your Life, 2017. Commissioned by Alserkal Programming

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Raja’a Khalid will debut "Change Your Life", which critiques a fashionable practice of performative masculinity (i.e. working out) and places it as a contemporary motif of religiosity. A moving tabl...
Rym Karoui: L’Usine a Reves | Dream Factory
Art Sawa
16/03/2017 — 16/04/2017
Rym Karoui, L'Usine a Reves | Dream Factory, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Art Sawa.

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Art Sawa presents "L’Usine a Reves | Dream Factory", a solo exhibition by the Tunisian artist Rym Karoui (1967). The artist's production is marked by the perpetual questioning about the world, using...
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji: Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma
Maraya Art Centre
04/03/2017 — 06/05/2017
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and Maraya Art Centre.

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Maraya Art Centre presents "Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma", a solo exhibition by the Iraqi artist Sadik Kwaish Alfraji, curated by Laura Metzler and Dr. Alexandra MacGilp. Born in Baghdad (Iraq...
Said Atabekov: 66 Lbs
Andakulova Gallery
06/03/2017 — 12/05/2017
Said Atabekov, Wolves of the steppes 06, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Andakulova Gallery.

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Andakulova Gallery presents "66 Lbs", a solo show by the artist Said Atabekov featuring photo, video and site–specific installation to take the viewer into the game of Kokpar, an ancient nomadic tr...
Samia Halaby: Documentary Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre
Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz
09/03/2017 — 27/04/2017
Samia Halaby, Two Men and Two Boys, Ninth Wave, 1999. Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz.

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Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz presents "Documentary Drawings of the Kafr Qasem Massacre", a solo show featuring a selection of drawings by the artist Samia Halaby that depict the murders of 49 Palestinian c...
Samia Halaby: Illuminated Space
Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz
09/03/2017 — 17/06/2017
Samia Halaby, Flowers, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz.

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Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz presents "Illuminated Space", a solo show featuring a new series of abstract paintings by the New York-based artist Samia Halaby. In the creation of the displayed artworks, the...
Abbassy Samira, By the Third of her Generation, 2016. Courtesy of XVA Gallery

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XVA Gallery presents "Redemptive Narratives and Migrating Patterns", the second solo show of Samira Abbassy at XVA. The exhibition will show works on paper and oil paintings on gesso panel, from 20...
Sara Rahbar: Salvation
Carbon 12
13/03/2017 — 25/04/2017
Sara Rahbar. Courtesy of Carbon 12

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“Salvation” is the fourth Sara Rahbar’s solo show at Carbon 12. The artist to amplify the sufferings of humanity use bronze as material for her sculpture. The weight of these bronzes is the weig...
Sculpture
Salsali Private Museum
13/03/2017 — 31/08/2017
Kambiz Sabri, Yellow Dive, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and Salsali Private Museum.

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Salsali Private Museum presents "Sculpture", a group exhibition featuring, as the title says, a wide range of sculpture in relation to its development within the art world: the show aims to build a r...
Sequence
The Empty Quarter
13/03/2017 — 30/04/2017
Tor Seidel, Sequence, The Empty Quarter, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and The Empty Quarter.

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The Empty Quarter presents "Sequence", a group exhibition, curated by Sebastian Ebbinghaus, featuring the works of three very different photographers, with a journey into opposing perspectives and imp...
Sleepless Constellation
1×1 Art Gallery
10/03/2017 — 30/04/2017
Ghulam Muhammad, Carpet. Courtesy of 1X1 gallery

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1×1 Art Gallery presents the group show "Sleepless Constellations". Curated by Salima Hashmi, the exhibition features works by seven artists including paintings, videos, ceramics, lenticular prints ...
Sophia Al Maria: Everything Must Go
The Third Line
22/02/2017 — 25/03/2017
Sophia al Maria, Everything Must Go, Exhibition view, 2017

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The Third Line presents the first solo-exhibition by Sophia Al Maria in the UAE. Sophia Al Maria is an artist, writer and filmmaker, in this exhibition creates an immersive experience, capturing the c...
Syria: Into the Light
Syria: Into the Light
09/03/2017 — 03/04/2017
Saad Yagan, Almawal Sabri Almudallal, 2009. Courtesy of Alserkal Avenue

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The Atassi Foundation will be opening their largest exhibition to date, and their first in the MENASA region since they were founded last year. The exhibition, titled ‘Syria: Into the Light’ wi...
The Apartment: 50’s-70’s Design Exhibition
La Galerie Nationale
23/10/2016 — 01/04/2017
La Galerie Nationale, The Apartment, 2016. Courtesy of La Galerie Nationale.

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La Galerie Nationale showcases “The Apartment”, an exhibition of artworks, decorative arts and furniture from Europe in the second half of the XX Century. For a very first time, a gallery trans...
Abbas Kiarostami, Untitled, Snow White Series, 1998. Courtesy of the artist and The Farjam Foundation.

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The Farjam Foundation presents "The Everlasting Roots: A Selection of Abbas Kiarostami’s Photos from The Farjam Collection", a solo exhibition celebrating the life and visual legacy of the renowne...
The Impact Of Tangency
The Mine
13/03/2017 — 15/04/2017
Nastaran Safei, Body Impressions series, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and The Mine.

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The Mine presents the exhibition "The Impact of Tangency", featuring the new body of work by Iranian artists Nastaran Safaei and Farnaz Rabieijah. Best known for their large installations and sculptur...
Vikram Divecha: Minor Work
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
09/03/2017 — 11/05/2017
Mohammed Mostafa Mohammed Junu Mia, Vikram Divecha, Sketchbook 3, 2017

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Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde presents "Minor Work", a solo exhibition by the artist Vikram Divecha. The exhibition displays a number of Divecha's new series related to some of the past scaled and ...
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