Al Maria, Sophia

Al Maria, Sophia

Artist

Sophia Al Maria is an artist, writer and filmmaker. Known for coining the term 'Gulf futurism', she is primarily interested in issues related to consumerism, technology and the loss of traditional culture in the Arabian Gulf.

Al Mutairi, Abdullah

Al Mutairi, Abdullah

Artist

Encompassing photography, video and digital media, Abdullah Al Mutairi’s work reflects his interests in identity, gender, religion and technology in the Arabian Gulf as well as the effects of globalisation and corporate or national branding.

Al Obaidly, Al Anood

Al Obaidly, Al Anood

Artist

In her collages constructed from a variety of consumer materials, Al Anood Al Obaidly studies the visual experience of everyday objects as they shift from two- to three-dimensionality.

Al Oraibi, Jaffar

Al Oraibi, Jaffar

Artist

The abstract paintings of Jaffar Al Oraibi depict his exploration of the role of the individual in society, with a particular focus on gender identity and the expression of human emotion.

Fatima Al Qasimi’s research focuses on Ibn Al Arabi, a thirteenth-century Arab Andalusian Muslim scholar, mystic, poet and philosopher whose works have been influential beyond the Muslim world.

Al Qassab, Mohammed

Al Qassab, Mohammed

Artist

Mohammed Al Qassab’s work engages both the historical and contemporary material culture of the United Arab Emirates.

Al Rais, Abdul Qader

Al Rais, Abdul Qader

Artist

Abdul Qader Al Rais is known for both his abstract oil paintings, which draw on Arabic script and geometric forms, and his more recent landscape watercolours, which reflect his longtime interest in traditional Emirati architecture and nature.

Al Rifai, Ismail

Al Rifai, Ismail

Artist and writer, Sharjah Art Foundation

He has exhibited widely in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Al Saadi, Abdullah

Al Saadi, Abdullah

Artist

Abdullah Al Saadi’s work ranges from painting, drawing and the creation of lengthy artists’ notebooks to the collection and systematic categorisation of found objects and the invention of new alphabets.

Al Samerraei, Tamara

Al Samerraei, Tamara

Artist

The work of painter Tamara Al Samerraei is often based on photographs from both her personal archive and the public domain.

Al Shaarani, Mouneer

Al Shaarani, Mouneer

Artist

A student of Syrian master calligrapher Badawi Al Dirany, Mouneer Alshaarani has worked as a calligrapher and book designer since 1968 and has developed several Arabic typefaces.

Al Sharif, Basma

Al Sharif, Basma

Artist

Basma Alsharif's work centres on the human condition in relation to shifting geopolitical landscapes and natural environments.

Al Solh, Mounira

Al Solh, Mounira

Artist

Conceptual artist Mounira Al Solh employs a humorous and playful approach in her work on gender issues, politics and the role of art in Arab society.

Al Suwaidi, Noor

Al Suwaidi, Noor

Artist

Noor Al Suwaidi is a visual artist, working primarily in painting and drawing.

Al-Ani, Hala

Al-Ani, Hala

Artist

Hala Al-Ani graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor in Visual Communication from the School of Architecture and Design, American University of Sharjah.

Al-Ani, Jananne

Al-Ani, Jananne

Artist

Jananne Al-Ani works in photography, film and video. Her early work focuses on Orientalist representations of the Middle East in Western visual culture.

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