Art NewsRecent News

United Arab Emirates Pavilion for the 2022 Venice Biennale Announced

1 min read

The United Arab Emirates Pavilion for the 2022 Venice Biennale was announced in September. Emirati artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim will represent the nation, with the pavilion curated by Maya Allison, executive director and chief curator of New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery. Ibrahim is celebrated as one of the pioneering conceptual artists in the UAE, with work ranging from painting and drawings to installations and sculpture. For the pavilion, Ibrahim is finding inspiration from his home of Khorfakkan, on the east coast.

“Here in the UAE we are surrounded by diverse and ancient landscapes, as well as advanced urbanization,” he explained. “This tension is one of the concepts I explore in my work through organic materials, by allowing my subconscious to find the forms.” Ibrahim chose Allison as his curator, having worked closely with her before for NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery’s 2017 exhibition But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community 1988–2008.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.

Related Art News

421 Reveals Participants of 2023—24 Capacity Building Programmes

Abu Dhabi’s 421 has announced the artists, curators and collectives selected for its 2023 and…
1 Min read

Art Dubai Announces 2024 Edition

Art Dubai has announced details of its upcoming 17th edition. The fair is set to…
1 Min read

AlUla Artist Residency Participants Revealed

The Royal Commission for AlUla and Afalula have announced the participants of the latest edition…
1 Min read

Architects of New AlUla Museums Announced

Lina Ghotmeh and Asif Khan have been selected as the architects of AlUla’s new contemporary…
1 Min read