Wid Al Bayaty’s practice engages autobiographical memory to examine obstruction, fragmentation, and rebuilding, as recurring cycles encountered through the body.
Influenced by her work in therapeutic practices, she creates drawings, collages, and installations, overlapping and combining references from human physiology, anatomical structures, and organic forms in nature.
She is a fellow of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Program (2019) and is based in the UAE.Read More Read Less
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Abdullah Al Saadi was born in 1967 and currently lives and works in Khorfakkan, in the United Arab Emirates.
Emirati, 1951-2016 Hassan Sharif was a founding member of the Emirates Fine Arts Society and of the Art Atelier in the Youth Theatre and Arts, Dubai.
Simrin Mehra Agarwal lives and works in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Mays Albaik is a Palestinian artist with an interdisciplinary visual practice triangulating body, language, and place.
Malda Smadi (b.1987, Damascus, Syria) lives and works in Dubai.
Jonny Farrow (born 1969, Kentucky, USA) has shown and presented work in the United States, Sweden, United Kingdom, Kuwait, and has had two solo and multiple group exhibits in the United Arab Emirates.
James Matthews is a British maker and art educator, currently working in the UAE.
Hanneke Reinalda-Poot was born in Haarlem, The Netherlands and has lived in Abu Dhabi since 2014.
Christopher Benton (b. 1988, USA) is a UAE-based artist working across sculpture, photography, and film.
Arthur de Oliveira is a filmmaker, poet, artist and theatre practitioner from Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil.
Abdelghani Alnahawi (b. Ras Al Khaimah, 1994) is a Palestinian artist who lives and works in the UAE.
Nujoom Alghanem is an Emirati artist, poet, and multi-award-winning film director.
Sarah Almehairi was born in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 1998, where she currently lives and works.
Eman Al Hashemi is an artist based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Ahmad Saeed Al Areef (born 1988, Al Ain, UAE) is an Emirati multidisciplinary artist.
Saoud Al Dhaheri (b. 1987, Al Ain, UAE) joined the Higher Collages of Technology Photography Club, and later the Emirates Photography Society, to pursue his artistic passion.
Shaikha Al Mazrou (b. 1988, UAE) received her MFA in 2014 at the Chelsea College of Fine Art, University of the Arts, London where she was awarded the prestigious MFA Student Prize.
Born in 1989, mixed media artist Maitha Abdallah oscillates between the diaphanous, vibrant and surreal; her art is always marked by an atmosphere of reminiscence and nostalgia.
Emirati, b. 1967, Abu Dhabi JALAL LUQMAN Is an Emirati mixed media Artist, Sculptor, Curator and Author, an active personality in the UAE’s art scene for more than three decades.
Fatima Farah is an Emirati artist, born in 1991 and residing in Abu Dhabi.
Emirati, b. 1962, Khorfakkan Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim studied art at the Emirates Fine Arts Society, mentored by artist Hassan Sharif and by the avant-garde poet, Ahmed Rashid Thani (originally a librarian in Khor Fakkan, the latter went on to become librarian at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi).
Emirati, b.1967, Abu Dhabi Khulood Al Jabri received her BA in Media Geography from Al Ain University in 1986, in addition to a Diploma in Management from Abu Dhabi University and a training certificate in Arts and Crafts from the SB Academy in England.
Asma Khoory is an artist born in Dubai, she graduated in 2017 with a BFA from Zayed University, and in 2018 she was part of the fifth cohort of The Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design.
Born and works in Abu Dhabi. Afra Al Dhaheri’s work is rooted in her experiences growing up in Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE – a place of recent and rapid change.
Noura is an artist driven by excavating the relationships between the known and the unknown. She explores means of uncovering her family history and genealogy through archival research and re-engineered narratives.
Mohammed Kazem (born 1969, Dubai) lives and works in Dubai. He has developed an artistic practice that encompasses video, photography and performance to find new ways of apprehending his environment and experiences.
Juma, a Sharjah native raised between the UAE and the USA, received an art mentorship under resident artist Ted Ramsey, at the New School of Northern Virginia.
Born in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, Ameena Aljarman earned her double majors bachelor of Fine Arts and International Studies at Zayed University.
Al Anood Al Obeidli is Emirati Visual Artist from Abu Dhabi, UAE. She earned a BA in Visual Arts from the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi (2013), and she is an alumna of the Emerging Artists Fellowship Program, Sheikha Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, Abu Dhabi (2014).
Aisha Al Ahmadi, born in 1997, and raised in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is an artist, writer, and aspiring curator.