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Ishara Art Foundation

The non-profit organisation focuses on art from the South Asian region, presented through a wide programme of exhibitions and commissions opening new dialogues across the geographic area

Warehouse 3, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

Inaugurated in March 2019 and founded by collector, art patron and entrepreneur Smita Prabhakar in partnership with Alserkal Avenue, the Ishara Art Foundation is the first non-profit institution in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to art and artists from South Asia. With an expansive definition of the region, which includes the diaspora and overlapping histories of the region around India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal the foundation brings new and established practices to Dubai’s diverse local and international audiences. Through monographic presentations, group exhibitions, new commissions and touring exhibitions, Ishara develops new dialogues and explores regional interconnections.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Sat – Thu 11am – 7pm
CLOSING DAYS:
Friday
T: +971 4 223 3001
M: info@ishara.org
W: Ishara Art Foundation

ADDRESS
Warehouse 3, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE

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Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Amar Kanwar: Such a Morning
Produced with the support of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, Marian Goodman Gallery and Amar Kanwar Film Productions.
19 Jan 2020 - 19 May 2020
Ishara Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Altered Inheritances: Home is a Foreign Place
The exhibition – a conversation between Shilpa Gupta and Zarina – features work made from the 1970s...
18 Mar 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
Ishara Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Body Building
Gathering over 90 works, include portraiture, photography, archival materials, and experimental forms...
12 Sep 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
Ishara Art Foundation
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi