Abu Dhabi’s Al-Burda Endowment exhibition will showcase the work of 10 selected artists, who were awarded a special grant in 2018, on Nov. 21.
Aljoud Lootah, a multidisciplinary designer based in Dubai, is noted for interpreting Emirati culture and traditional craftsmanship through contemporary design.
With an outlook shaped by his academic foundation in architectural engineering, Emirati artist Khalid Al-Banna’s paintings and sculptures reflects on the past and the complexity of cultural changes in the UAE.
Poetry and light are key elements in Jeddah-based artist Dana Awartani’s, which aims to revive sacred art to reintroduce it to the modern world.
The Saudi artist’s practice challenges the boundaries of the traditional Islamic art of calligraphy by re-contextualizing it in unconventional forms.
The Emirati photographer uses retro photographic equipment and techniques in his work. Al-Attar seeks to research and examine aspects of Emirati rituals, material culture and geography that are being lost with the march toward modernization.
The French-Algerian artist’s installations, videos and drawings portrays icons, motifs and ornaments and juxtaposing them with geopolitical dynamics and global issues linked to conflicts or the status of women.