Non-Profit

Maraya Art Centre

Officially launched in March 2010, the Centre is one of the U.A.E.'s most significant venues for contemporary visual arts.

Al Taawun Road, Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE

A non-profit art space and cultural platform located at Al Qasba, Sharjah. Maraya Art Centre is an initiative by the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq), with the purpose of promoting young artists from both the Arab region and the international art scene. 

Maraya Art Centre strives to support artists through exhibitions, commissions, residencies and research opportunities. The Centre hosts a growing resource library and the Maraya Video Archive.

Visitors are invited to explore the Maraya Art Park at Sharjah’s Al Majaz Waterfront and the outdoor street art initiative Jedariya scattered around the Emirate of Sharjah.

In close proximity to the Maraya Art Centre, the 1971- Design Space on Flag Island in Sharjah is another highlight to visit. Founded in 2015, this multi-functional design space is dedicated to the display of all forms of contemporary design.

Contacts & Details
OPENING TIMES:
Sat – Thu 10am – 7pm; Fri 4pm – 7pm
ADMISSION:
Free
T: +971 6 55 66 555
M: info@maraya.ae
W: Maraya Art Centre

ADDRESS
Al Taawun Road, Al Qasba, Sharjah, UAE

ESTABLISHED
2010
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Past Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Rearranging the Riddle. New works by Shaikha Al Mazrou
The first institutional solo show of the artist in her native UAE
07 Mar 2020 - 25 Jul 2020
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
The Place I Call Home
Presented by the British Council
07 Mar 2020 - 31 May 2020
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Accented
Accented, curated by Murtaza Vali, works out from the premise that the accent is an enduring sign or...
01 Mar 2015 - 16 May 2015
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Zero
Zero is a groundbreaking eco-exhibition, sponsored by Maraya Art Centre in partnership with Bee’ah,...
11 Mar 2015 - 28 May 2015
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
[ana] please keep your eyes closed for a moment
[ana] please keep your eyes closed for a moment, curated by JW Stella at Maraya Art Centre, is the first...
21 Oct 2015 - 02 Jan 2016
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Al Haraka Baraka: In Movement There is Blessing
A project commissioned by U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration. The theme of the exhibition Al Haraka Baraka:...
25 Feb 2016 - 30 Apr 2016
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Beloved Bodies
The Barjeel Art Foundation opens a new exhibition at the Barjeel Art Foundation Gallery at the Maraya...
14 Oct 2016 - 01 Feb 2017
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Place And Unity: Works from the ADMAF Art Collection at Maraya Art Centre
Maraya Art Centre presents”Place and Unity”: featuring a group of works (more than 80 pieces)...
31 Oct 2016 - 31 Jan 2017
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Sadik Kwaish Alfraji: Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma
Maraya Art Centre presents “Once Upon A Time: Hadiqat Al Umma”, a solo exhibition by the...
04 Mar 2017 - 06 May 2017
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Timo Nasseri: All the Letters in All the Stars
Maraya Art Centre is collaborating with Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival to present “Timo Nasseri:...
14 Dec 2017 - 05 Apr 2018
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
Tashweesh: Material Noise
Maraya Art Centre presents in partnership with UAE Unlimited the 2019 edition of the annual exhibition...
02 Mar 2019 - 25 May 2019
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Exhibitions
(Be)Longing
Gathering works by five recently graduated students of the College of Fine Arts and Design (CFAD) from...
09 Sep 2019 - 25 Sep 2019
Maraya Art Centre
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi