Updated 02 November 2021
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6 artists to present their work at Abu Dhabi Art 2021

6 artists to present their work at Abu Dhabi Art 2021

Abu Dhabi Art is set to return from Nov. 17-21, with a roster of artists showcasing their work in the “Beyond: Emerging Artists” and “Beyond: Artist Commissions” programs, including the below. 

  • Aya Haidar

    The British-Lebanese artist's artwork, titled “Dwelling on the Past,” revolves around the lost craft of weaving and Bedouin culture, which is a rich part of Emirati heritage.

  • Hazem Harb

    Hazem Harb is a Palestinian-Italian artist. He draws from academia, architecture and European art traditions to discuss complex social and cultural relations.

  • Najat Makki

    Najat Makki, the first Emirati woman to obtain a PhD in the Philosophy of Art for her research into coins, is inspired by local heritage. Her work covers a variety of styles, including realism and abstract expressionism.

  • Rasheed Araeen

    The London-based Pakistani artist has exhibited his work internationally, including a recent show called “Rasheed Araeen: A Retrospective,” which traveled to the Netherlands, Switzerland and more. 

  • Richard Atugonza

    The Ugandan sculptor’s current body of work encompasses a selection of portraits depicting people in his life whom he sculpts in materials such as sawdust and charcoal. 

  • Maitha Abdalla

    The artist's paintings and mixed-media work relay strong cultural narratives. They are assemblages of memories, travel and human interactions.