Abdulrahman Zainal took a bachelor of Fine Arts from Cairo College of fine Arts (1978) and attended post-graduate studies at Edinburgh Fine Arts College, Scotland.
Among his solo Exhibitions there are: Dubai High School (1973), Lancaster Hotel Hyde Park, London, (1980), Al Ahli Club, Dubai (1992),Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation (1992).
He has also participated in many group exhibitions, such as the annual exhibitions of the Emirates Fine Arts Society, as well as group exhibitions in Italy, Moscow, Japan, France, Australia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, Qatar, and Germany.
Abdulrahman Zainal has been the recipient of many prizes, including the first prize at Doha Scout Camp (1969), the “Golden Dana”, Kuwait (1998), the second prize “Expressive Faces” (1998) and the second prize “Environment Day” (1998).

Abdulrahman Zainal is one of the artists representing the country at the UAE National Pavillion during the 56th Venice Biennale.

Abdulrahman Zainal inside his studio, The Dome. Reem Mohammed / The National
Abdulrahman Zainal
Dubai, 1951
United Arab Emirates

Solo Shows

2015
56th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

1992
Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Ahli Club, Dubai, UAE

1980
Lancaster Hotel Hyde Park, London, UK

1973
Dubai High School, Dubai, UAE

Group Shows

The annual exhibitions of the UAE Fine Arts Society; Italy; Russia; Japan; France; Australia; Egypt; Morocco; Lebanon; Kuwait; Syria; Qatar and Germany

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Dubai Country of birth: United Arab Emirates Date of birth: 1951 Lives in: Dubai