Afra Al Dhaheri

Born in Dublin, 1988 and lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Afra Al Dhaheri is an artist inspired by the nature of her surroundings. Born in Dublin, Ireland in 1988, but was raised in the UAE, she attempts to express herself through various mediums including mixed media, drawing, painting, installation, photography, and printmaking.

Afra is a very active and social artist in her field; she has been a part of “Emirati Expressions 2011”, an intern at the Guggenheim Museum New York, and an intern at the Venice Biennale 2011. Her exposure to different art scenes influences her work dramatically as she transforms her experiences into bodies of artwork. Recently she completed Sheikha Salama Emerging Artists Fellowship in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design, amongst 14 other artists who were carefully selected.

Zemanna – Replaying the 90s
The 1990’s in the United Arab Emirates was a pivotal decade.
17 Jan 2022 - 13 Jun 2022
Dirwaza Curatorial Lab
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Public Art Programme: Dubai Expo 2020
Integrated throughout the Expo 2020 site, 11 commissioned public artworks create a journey of ideas, aesthetics and concepts.
01 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Expo 2020 Dubai site
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Between the Sky and the Earth: Contemporary Art from the UAE
NYUAD Art Gallery celebrates the United Arab Emirates' 50th anniversary with a group exhibition that depicts the contemporary UAE's artistic landscape.
03 Dec 2021 - 31 Mar 2022
Middle Eastern Arts and Cultural Center (MEI)
Washington, D.C.
Mind the Gap
Tashkeel presents “Mind the Gap”, a group exhibition revolving around the values of story-telling,...
01 Mar 2017 - 06 Apr 2017
Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Art Spaces
Green Art Gallery
Galleries in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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