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Sharif, Hassan

A pioneer of conceptual art and experimental practice in the Middle East, Hassan Sharif explored form, time, social action and mathematical systems throughout his career.

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Sharif, Hassan
Abdulwahid, Khalil

Abdulwahid, Khalil

Speaker

Khalil Abdulwahid is an Emirati visual artist, working primarily in painting and video from Dubai.

Abed al Ju’beh

Abed al Ju’beh

Speaker

Abed Al Ju’beh was born and educated in the old city of Jerusalem.

Abou El Fetouh, Tarek

Abou El Fetouh, Tarek

Curator

Tarek Abou El Fetouh is an independent curator, architect and Director of Young Arab Theatre Fund and Meeting Points.

Abuarafeh, Noor

Abuarafeh, Noor

Artist, Writer

Noor Abuarafeh’s works explore imagination and history, focusing on how history is documented, read and perceived as well as the possibility of using imagination and history to predict the future.

Aidabi, Yousef

Aidabi, Yousef

Writer

Dr Yousef Aidabi is currently the Advisor at the Dr Sultan Al Qasimi Centre for Gulf Studies.

Al Madhloum, Hisham

Al Madhloum, Hisham

Sharjah Directorate of Art

Hisham Al Madhloum is Director of the Directorate of Arts, Department of Culture and Information in Sharjah.

Al Mazrou, Shaikha

Al Mazrou, Shaikha

Speaker

Shaikha Al Mazrou's sculptural experimentations and investigations are expressions of materiality - articulations of tension, the interplay between form and content, as well as an intuitive, keenly felt understanding of materials and their physical properties.

Al Owais, Abdul Rahman

Al Owais, Abdul Rahman

speaker

His Excellency the Minister of Culture, Youth and Community Development Abdul Rahman Mohammed bin Nasser Al Owais holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems

Al Owais, Abdullah

Al Owais, Abdullah

Speaker

Abdullah Al Owais is the Chairman of the Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah, and member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Sharjah.

Al Qassemi, Sultan Sooud

Al Qassemi, Sultan Sooud

Speaker

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi is the Chairman and Partner of Meem Gallery, as well as the founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation.

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-Sayer, Noura

Al-Sayer, Noura

Speaker

Noura Al-Sayeh is an architect currently working at the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Bahrain as Head of Architectural Affairs.

Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós

Speaker

Aliocha Imhoff and Kantuta Quirós are art theorists, curators and founders of the curatorial platform Le peuple qui manque [A People is Missing].

Allison, Maya

Allison, Maya

Maya Allison is founding Director of the Art Gallery and Chief Curator at New York University Abu Dhabi.

Alshaibi, Sama

Alshaibi, Sama

Speaker

Sama Alshaibi is a photographer, video artist and accomplished filmmaker.

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