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A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation
Sharjah Art Museum
12/05/2018 — 12/05/2023
Kadhim Haider, "A Century in Flux: Highlights from the Barjeel Art Foundation", 12 May 2018 - 12 May 2023, Sharjah Art Museum

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The exhibition features a selection from one of the most significant private collections of art in the Arab world. The works on view, all by Arab artists, reflects the interest of collector Sultan S...
Abdul Qader Al Rais: 50 Years of Art
Manarat Al Saadiyat
20/12/2018 — 23/03/2019
Abdul Qader Al Rais, 1989, Courtesy Department of Culture and Tourism

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The exhibition hosted at Manarat Al Sadiyaat celebrates Abdul Qader Al Rais’ career, investigating the evolution of his artistic research. The path is divided into different sections, which span ...
Almagul Menlibayeva: Genius Loci Central Asia
Andakulova Gallery
06/03/2019 — 20/06/2019
Almagul Menlibayeva

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Born in Kazakhstan in 1969, Almagul Menlibayeva is a leading figure in contemporary art in Central Asia. The artist works across several disciplines and media – such as painting, graphic art, perfor...
Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place
Ishara Art Foundation
18/03/2019 — 23/06/2019
Zarina, Home from the portfolio Home is a Foreign Place 1999 © Zarina, image courtesy of the artist and Luhring Augustine Shilpa Gupta, detail from Altered Inheritances- 100 (Last Name) Stories 2014 © Shilpa Gupta, image courtesy of the artist and Galleria Continua

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The exhibition – a conversation between Shilpa Gupta and Zarina – features work made from the 1970s to the present, and navigates notions of belonging with nuanced, poetic and personal evocations ...
Art to Z
Akka Project
13/03/2019 — 20/04/2019
Art to Z: spring group exhibition

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"ART to Z" is the spring exhibition that celebrates African Art with a group of emerging and established artists from the African continent. A swirl of colours, shapes and styles to close the Dubai a...
Artist’s Rooms
Jameel Arts Centre
07/03/2019 — 08/06/2019
Farah Al Qasimi, M Napping on Carpet, 2016, digital photograph, 70 x 93.36 cm

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"Artist’s Rooms" of the Jameel Arts Centre presents Farah Al Qasimi, Hemali Bhuta, Seher Shah and& Randhir Singh. Farah Al Qasimi presents recent lens-based works exploring portraiture, perform...
Baya Mahieddine
Elmarsa
18/03/2019 — 02/05/2019
Baya Mahieddine, courtesy of Elmarsa

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The exhibition of the work of self-taught Algerian artist Baya Mahieddine known as Baya comprises some 15 gouache paintings. Baya was born Fatma Haddad in 1931 in Bordj el-Kiffan near Algiers. She wa...
Bernhard Buhmann, "The King", 2018, Courtesy of Carbon 12, Dubai, © Bernhard Buhmann

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The Austrian artist Bernhard Buhmann has his solo show at Carbon 12 gallery, Dubai, titled "The Chaser, the Ambusher and the Fickle". Buhmann studied painting and sociology at the University of Appli...
Chiharu Shiota: Departure
Jameel Arts Centre
10/11/2018 — 07/09/2019
Artist’s Rooms: Chiharu Shiota, 11 Nov 2018 - 11 May 2019, Photo Credit Mohamed Somji, Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

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Specially commissioned for the opening of the Jameel Arts Centre, "Departure" is a large-scale immersive installation by Japanese Chiharu Shiota. The Berlin-based artist creates a web-like ambience ...
© Fanny Begoin

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Comptoir 102, the award winning lifestyle concept store and creative hub located in the heart of the city, presents the work of Clementine de Chabaneix & Helle Mardahl. The work of Clémentine d...
Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees
Jameel Arts Centre
11/11/2018 — 01/09/2019
Aseel AlYaqoub and Alia Farid, "Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees", Courtesy of Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai

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Kuwait-based artists Alia Farid and Aseel AlYaqoub created the immersive installation "Contrary Life: A Botanical Light Garden Devoted to Trees". The two were selected by a jury for the creation of ...
Creative Diversity
Majlis Gallery
16/03/2019 — 18/04/2019
Sophie Walbeoffe

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"Creative Diversity" brings together 4 artists and a writer to fill the galleries 4 main exhibition spaces and its beautiful courtyard with stunning art and artifacts.
Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond
Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization
15/11/2018 — 27/04/2019
"Crossroads: Cultural Exchange between the Islamic Civilization, Europe and Beyond", 15 Nov 2018 - 27 Apr 2019, Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization

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The exhibition investigates the influence on shaping contemporary world of the constant flow of people, ideas, technology and art along ancient trade routes. ‘Crossroads: Cultural Exchange betwee...
Crude: Oil as Archive, Infrastructure and Technology
Jameel Arts Centre
11/11/2018 — 30/03/2019
Latif Al-Ani, Construction for the Darbandikhan water supply pipeline project in Baghdad, 1961, Courtesy of Arab Image Foundation

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The exhibition groups 17 artists and collectives which investigate the topic of oil, considered as an agent of social, cultural and economic events. Oil, in fact, has been the triggering factor of col...
Custot Gallery: Group Show
Custot Gallery
18/03/2019 — 30/05/2019
Marc Quinn, "The Eye of History (Polar Perspective) Red", 2012

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Opening on the occasion of Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue, the collective exhibition "Group Show" gathers paintings, sculptures and photographs by international artists. On view works by Lino Mel...
"Distant Prospects – European Landscape Paintings from Liechtenstein. The Princely Collections.", Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, Feb 25-Mar 25, 2019

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Hosted in Gallery S at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, the exhibition is part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2019. "Distant Prospects – European Landscape Paintings from Liechtenstein. The Princely Col...
Fabric(ated) Fractures
Concrete
09/03/2019 — 23/03/2019
© Fabric(ated) Fractures, installation view, 2019 © Musthafa Aboobacker

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"Fabric(ated) Fractures" is a group exhibition featuring works by Bangladeshi, South Asian and Southeast Asian artists, and exploring ‘sensitive spaces’ – spaces that challenge ideas of nation, ...
Hassan Khan: Composition for a Public Park
Jameel Arts Centre
21/02/2019 — 08/06/2019
Hassan Khan

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Taking place from February 21 to June 8, and from October 19 to February 15, 2020, "Composition for a Public Park" is a large-scale sound installation by artist Hassan Khan featuring musical scores an...
Hassan Sharif: Blue
Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
18/03/2019 — 14/05/2019
Hassan Sharif, Rug No. 8, 2015

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The gallery presents pioneering Emirati artist Hassan Sharif’s (1951-2016) first solo exhibition at the gallery since his passing in 2016. Entitled "Blue", the exhibition presents an array of Objec...
Heitham Adjina: Architecture of Being
Showcase Gallery
18/03/2019 — 12/05/2019

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Iraqi-British Dubai-based artist Heitham Adjina tackles the philosophical and aesthetic wonders of time, place and humanity through his poignant paintings rife with allegorical symbolism. An architect...
Hussain AlMoosawi: Facade to Facade
Gulf Photo Plus
04/02/2019 — 08/06/2019
Hussain AlMoosawi

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The facades of the buildings across the UAE, almost like the layers of sediment on an archeological site, serve as an architectural guide to this young nation's history. Artist, photographer, and grap...
Johan Creten: True Love
Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai
18/03/2019 — 30/04/2019
Johan Creten , The Herring, 2015-2016

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"True Love" further explores the themes encompassing the artist’s career, including emphasis on the relationship between humanity and Earth. Throughout the exhibition, Johan Creten displays an uncan...
Kamrooz Aram
Green Art Gallery
18/03/2019 — 30/05/2019
Kamrooz Aram, Green Art Gallery

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In this exhibition of new paintings, Kamrooz Aram continues to combine ornamental patterns derived from Persian carpets and other so-called decorative arts with a painterly language that he has develo...
Michael Rice: Geo
1971 Design Space
23/02/2019 — 10/08/2019
courtesy of Michael Rice

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1971 Design Space presents a solo show by Irish ceramist Michael Rice: "Geo". Rice specialises in ceramics and more recently glass. He is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smo...
Moataz Nasr: The Mountain
Meem Gallery
07/03/2019 — 16/05/2019
Moataz Nasr The Mountain

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Last seen as part of an immersive, multi-sensory experience in the Egyptian pavilion of the 2017 Venice Biennale, the 12-minute film tells the story of Zein, a young girl who leaves her isolated villa...
Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
Lawrie Shabibi
25/02/2019 — 18/04/2019

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Khorfakkan-based Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim (b. 1962, Khorfakkan, UAE) is part of the UAE’s first generation of contemporary artists from the 1990s and 2000s, an avant-garde that included ...
Muna Al Khajah: Harmony. Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage
Sharjah Heritage Museum
16/01/2019 — 16/08/2019
Muna Al Khajah: Harmony. Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage

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"Muna Al Khajah: Harmony.  Aesthetics of Ornamentation in Emirati Heritage" features a selection of the artist’s work inspired by ornamentation in Emirati heritage. It aims to highlight the beautif...
Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts
Warehouse421
16/03/2019 — 16/07/2019

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Curated by Huda Smitshuijzen Abifarès "Nomadic Traces: The Journeys of Arabian Scripts" explores the origins of six of the most influential alphabets in the history of the Middle East, and features ...
Personal Revolutions
Personal Revolutions
09/03/2019 — 08/04/2019
Personal Revolutions, Atassi Foundation, Exhibition view, 2019

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Produced and curated by an all-female team, "Personal Revolutions" features works of Syrian women artists working across multiple generations, media and themes. Curated by Mouna Atassi, the show exami...
Philip Mueller, Beach Resort Tiberio, Summer of no Love South Nisyros, 2018

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The final Dubai exhibition of Salsali Private Museum presents a selection of paintings by Austrian painter Philip Mueller from its collection alongside new and site-specific works. Following the journ...
Play
Tashkeel
12/03/2019 — 31/03/2019
Courtesy of Tashkeel

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Tashkeel invites artists to submit their artworks for its open call "Play". Selected works are presented in the Tashkeel Gallery and Garden. The exhibition revolves around the concept of "play" whic...
Rana Begum: Perception and Reflection
The Third Line
05/03/2019 — 09/05/2019
View of Rana Begum, Perception and Reflection, 2019. Installation. Courtesy of the artist and The Third Line, Dubai

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The show takes its cues from Rana’s 2006 British Council residency in Bangkok, where she first experimented with reflectors as a medium for creative expression. Fast forward a couple of years and sc...
Rembrandt van Rijn, "Self-Portrait with Shaded Eyes" 1634 © The Leiden Collection, New York

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The exhibition brings together paintings and drawings by the Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, spanning different periods of his artistic path. The pieces on view range from the youthful and expe...
Rhodiola
Nadi Al Quoz
18/03/2019 — 30/04/2019
Rhodiola

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"Rhodiola" is Alserkal Residency's first commission: curated by Athens-based collective 3 137—made up of artists Chrysanthi Koumianaki, former Alserkal Residency artist-in-residence Kosmas Nikolaou,...
Sadik Alfraji: The River That Was in the South
Ayyam Gallery Al Quoz
18/03/2019 — 25/04/2019
Sadik Alfraji

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"Sadik Alfraji: The River That Was in the South" presents a body of work including an animation film, a sound installation, a series of drawings and prints, as well as paintings by the artist.
Samira Abbassy & Imran Channa

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We record our past through many means: storytelling, writing, and imagery shape our histories. Culture, religion and lineage, are all accounted for. History is factual and fictitious, accurate and exa...
Shaikha Al Mazrou
Jameel Arts Centre
11/11/2018 — 01/09/2019
Shaikha Al Mazrou, Courtesy of the artist

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Artist Shaikha Al Mazrou's "Green house: Interior yet Exterior, Manmade yet Natural" is the first commission of Artist's Garden, a series of annual artists' interventions to cultivate and experiment ...
Sonia Brewin and Sven Müller: The Permanent
Sonia Brewin and Sven Müller: The Permanent
17/03/2019 — 17/05/2019
Gropius 1, 2018, Courtesy of SVENM

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A century on from the Bauhaus this exhibition explores new myths of production, with the paintings shown having been made in relationships of mirrored pairs which create a tension between form, colour...
Stéphanie Saadé, Moon Pills

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Stéphanie Saadé’s work takes as a departure point the moment when one becomes estranged from his surroundings. The artist explores the shape, or the shapes, of distance, and makes them visible, as...
Tagreed Darghouth: Strange Fruits
Tabari Artspace
18/03/2019 — 01/05/2019
Tagreed Darghouth, courtesy of Tabari Artspace

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Painter Tagreed Darghouth is concerned with the socio-political issues prevalent in her native Lebanon and beyond and takes a research-driven approach to her works, primarily in acrylic on canvas, th...
Tashweesh: Material Noise
Maraya Art Centre
02/03/2019 — 25/05/2019
© Tor Seidel, Exhibition view, Maraya Art Centre

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Maraya Art Centre presents in partnership with UAE Unlimited the 2019 edition of the annual exhibition that showcases the work of emerging UAE-based artists. The exhibition called "Tashweesh: Material...
Zimoun
NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery
26/02/2019 — 01/06/2019
"658 prepared dc-motors, cotton balls, cardboard boxes, 70 x 70 x 70 cm", Zimoun, 2013, Courtesy of Studio Zimoun

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The first solo exhibition in the Gulf of Swiss artist Zimoun takes place at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery, the university’s academic museum-gallery. The artist usually builds ...
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