Tarek Al-Ghoussein

Born in Kuwait, 1962 and lives in Abu Dhabi, UAE

As a Kuwaiti of Palestinian origin, much of Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s work deals with how his identity is shaped in a context of inaccessibility and loss. His work explores the boundaries between landscape photography, self-portraiture and performance art.

Art Here 2021: Richard Mille Prize, Memory, Time, Territory
What does it mean for a museum to be an integral part of its territory? What is the place of contemporary art in a universal story of human creativity? These questions are at the heart of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s first annual Art Here exhibition.
18 Nov 2021 - 27 Mar 2022
Louvre Abu Dhabi
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.
View from Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media
The internationally acclaimed FotoFest leaves its U.S. home to come to the Middle East for the first...
21 Mar 2015 - 20 Apr 2015
Emirates Palace Gallery
The Poetics of Absence
1×1 Art Gallery presents “The Poetics of Absence”, a group exhibition curated by Cristiana...
16 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Tarek Al-Ghoussein: Al Sawaber
This is the third solo exhibition in Dubai by the artist, curated by Salwa Mikdadi. Eponymous of a government-housing...
05 Nov 2017 - 14 Feb 2018
The Third Line
Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
Tarek Al-Ghoussein: K Files
The first solo show in Kuwait by Tarek Al-Ghoussein, the “K Files” hosted at CAPKuwait is part of...
05 Dec 2017 - 02 Jan 2018
Contemporary Art Platform Kuwait – CAP Kuwait
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The Third Line
Galleries in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi
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