Follow this series to meet the experts behind the Abu Dhabi Culture teams dedicated to documenting and promoting the emirate’s story.
Meet Simrin Mehra Agarwal in her studio. An Abu Dhabi based artist, Agarwal examines transitions of bloom and decay.
Meet Mays Albaik, an Abu Dhabi based artist who draws us into her artwork with language, performance, and place from inside her studio.
Meet Afra Al Dhaheri, an Abu Dhabi based artist who explores materiality, ritual and process through her artwork from inside her studio.
Get an in-depth look at artist Shirazeh Houishary’s Luminous Darkness through Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Spotlight series.
Get an in-depth look at artist Ghada Amer’s The Words I Love the Most through Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Spotlight series.
Get an in-depth look at artist Dia Azzawi’s Ancient Symbols, through Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Spotlight series.
Eleonora Sevenard talks to Alia Al Neyadi about her journey as a soloist at the Bolshoi Theater.
Sara bin Safwan speaks with artist Salman Al Najem about the creative force of man, mental health and finding light within darkness.
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi speaks about how he incorporates both his love for the UAE and his love of literature in his work.
Pascale Marthine Tayou’s creations offer us beautiful ways to look at one’s surroundings in a humorous yet critical way.
Here, Ahmed Al Attar sits with Khadija El Bennaoui and discusses his work, his ambitions, and his creative process.
US based cultural journalist, Vikki Tobak, chats with Farah Bushnaq on her life and career.
Mary Lynn Miller loves literature; she’s worked with children all her life, as an educator and a librarian.
The couple tells us about their experiences and their intense love for their work in an interesting conversation with Khadija Kudsi.
As an educator and an artist, Fernando is inspired by a variety of people who have influenced his life.
Faisal Kiwewa goes from his childhood to his arts festival, the Bayimba International Festival of the Arts, and his current plans.
Belgian photographer Mous Lamrabat sits down with Sara Khalfan Al Mheiri for an #ArtToHeart chat about his thoughts and his work.
Conversation between the heritage Expert Abdulla Khalfan AlYamahi and Yaser AlNeyadi on the protocol of Emirati Majlis
A conversation with the Emirati heritage expert, Fatima Al Maghanni, interviewed by Amena Al Farsi from Qasr Al Muwaiji team.
The first female graduate in Oud from Berklee Boston and Valencia, Alya Cycon sits across the camera with Mona Eldahshoury in this next #ArtToHeart interview.
Yarub Smairat interviews his colleague and friend, Berklee graduate and accomplished violinist Layth Sidiq.
A passionate one on one about the intricacies and theories behind classical music with David Fray.
Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s series of studio visits culminates with a panel discussion bringing together all four visited artists.
Get to know the artists living and working in Abu Dhabi. Here, Bahraini-American artist Nasser Alzayani introduces his work.
Get to know the artists living and working in Abu Dhabi. Here, artist Hashel Al Lamki presents his multi-disciplinary work.
Get to know the artists living and working in Abu Dhabi. Here, artist Rand Abdul Jabbar presents her multi-disciplinary work.
Meet Emirati artist Maitha Abdalla as she introduces her practice, and get to know the artists living and working in Abu Dhabi.
Explore the rich tapestry created by musicians, from the music of the Arab World to internationally renowned composers.
Meet Obaid Suroor, the ‘Guardian of Emirati Heritage’.
An exclusive live session with singer Kadim Al Sahir from the Eid Al Fitr premiere.
Meet photographer Samy Olabi, a regional pioneer in astrophotography.
Meet Julian John, professional photographer, MAS Photography Studio.
An evening of music with singer Dalal Abu Amneh, whose impressive repertoire ranges from Arabic classical ‘tarab’ to Andalusian ‘muwashahat’.
An evening with singer Jahida Wehbe as she performs classical and patriotic music, among other genres.
Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses the creation of a commissioned artwork by Etel Adnan for the Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019.
Dr Mohamed Yousif, one of the United Arab Emirates’ first generation of contemporary artists, reflects on his art practice in this short film.
Learn about the life and career of Guggenheim Abu Dhabi collection artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, and his painting Cabra (1981-82).
His Excellency Saeed Al Otaiba recalls Al Ain’s development into a flourishing city and describes the grand structure of Qasr Al Hosn during the rule of Sheikh Shakhbut bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The architects of the Saadiyat Cultural District museum discuss the museums and their cultural impact, at Abu Dhabi Art.
Diverse performance of the poetic spoken word by the multi-talented and influential poet.
Naseer Shamma, joined by Bait Al Oud musicians, perform a new composition from Abu Dhabi.
Fatima Al Rumaithi and Hadeya Al Rumaithi take us back to their childhood memories of the celebrations in and around Qasr Al Hosn and their stories of the community that once surrounded the fort.
Hassan Hajjaj discusses his practice and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi acquired works My Rock Stars Experimental: Volume 2 and Le Salon (2017).
Enjoy the best of the Cultural Foundation’s live performances! Here are some masterpieces sung by superstar Mohammed Abdo.
Reem Fadda in conversation with Mohamed Melehi, tracing his multifaceted practice.
Paolo Colombo and Sarah Collins in conversation with commissioned artists Lamya Gargash and Nima Nabavi.
Curator Munira Al Sayegh in conversation with Sarah Al Agroobi, Manal Al Dowayan, Ahaad Alamoudi and Eman Ali.