LAST CHANCE Shuruq Harb: The Jump

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

The Jump is a single-channel video that reflects on the act of leaping, both literally and figuratively, through a conversation with a blind Palestinian woman who retells her experience paragliding from the Caucasus Mountains. The result provides a critical reading [...]

Free

Sisters Grimm: 50 For 50

An immersive, multisensory Golden Jubilee exhibition featuring 50 landscape paintings of the UAE with accompanying music. Ella Spira, a Grammy nominated composer as well as a painter, has created the paintings and a unique bespoke score for each of them, [...]

Free

Misk Art Week

Misk Art Institiute Riyadh

Misk Art Institute’s annual flagship event again showcases groundbreaking multidisciplinary art and critical discourse, this year exploring the theme of Takween: Form. Programme highlights of the fifth edition of Misk Art Week include the Misk Art Grant exhibition, Masaha Residency [...]

Free

Timur D’Vatz: Myths and Journeys

Andakulova Gallery Unit 18, P4 Level Damac Park Towers, DIFC , Dubai

Paintings by Timur D'Vatz, one of Andalukova's stars. The Russian artist describes his work as figurative and emblematic; he fuses ancient legends and symbols with modernist forms and vibrant colours, and the elongated bodies characteristic of his work aim to show [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Mohammed Mandi: Luminous Letters

Sharjah Calligraphy Museum Hamad Al Midfaa building, Sharjah Heritage Area , Sharjah

There's a lot of more contemporary calligraphy around; this shows how much richness can be found in work from a more traditional but still highly distinctive stylist. Mandi, who lives and works in Abu Dhabi, was the UAE's first professional [...]

AED 10

LAST CHANCE Martina Zanin: Older Than Love

Fann a Porter The Workshop, Villa 45, St. 23b, off Al Wasl Road (opposite Box Park), Jumeirah 2, Dubai

A multimedia art installation by the noted Italian photographer Martina Zanin; the work is based on memory, emotions, and Zanin’s personal archives to provide a metaphorical and poetic comparison between man and falcon. Alongside this exhibition are works by Emirati [...]

Free

Where is the Gaze?

Online

Nadine Khalil moderates this zoomed panel discussion with Augustine Paredes, Amina Yahya, Umber Majeed and Evar Husseyni. Riffing off the ongoing Warehouse421 exhibition As We Gaze Upon Her, it will look at notions of the female and male gaze in relation [...]

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LAST CHANCE Najat Makki & Bénédicte Gimonnet: Confluences

Alliance Française Dubai Dubai

A symbolic exhibition for the Jubilee celebration – the artists worked together for several months to conceive and produce original artworks conceived that celebrate a fusion between East and West, linking both artists’ countries, UAE and France. Both artists regard [...]

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FOCAL POINT Art Book Fair

Sharjah Art Foundation, Bait Obaid Al Shamsi Arts Square, Sharjah

Sharjah Art Foundation's annual book fair is dedicated to presenting printed matter and products by publishers and artists. Host to interdisciplinary art publications and independent and alternative practices as well as academic works on art history, theory and criticism from [...]

LAST CHANCE JonOne: The Way of Colors

Jossa by Alserkal Warehouse 45, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The top urban artist (known to his mum as John Andrew Perello) gets an popup show in Alserkal Avenue. Born in Harlem but now based to Paris, JonOne has moved on from graffiti to painting on canvas; his work is [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Growing Like A Tree: Static In The Air

Ishara Art Foundation Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The second part of two for Sohrab Hura’s debut curation. Static In The Air emphasises a traversing of the world through listening. It gestures towards echo-locations in the field of image-making practices across geographic borders, drawing new nodes, maps and interconnections. [...]

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LAST CHANCE Drop by Drop Life Falls from the Sky: Water, Islam and Art

Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization Sharjah

Held as a first collaboration with Fondazione Torino Musei in Italy, this exhibition explores the unique connection between water, life and Islam from its most ancient roots to its numerous and intricate developments.  The exhibition’s four sections – The Blessings [...]

Museum entry AED 10

Tom Butler: IconiCity

Mestaria Gallery Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The British artist brings his show-stopping collages to Dubai with an exhibition of original works and print editions dedicated to the city’s iconic skyline. The gallery says his paintings of Dubai “seek to depict the city in way not seen [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Sisters Grimm: 50 For 50

An immersive, multisensory Golden Jubilee exhibition featuring 50 landscape paintings of the UAE with accompanying music. Ella Spira, a Grammy nominated composer as well as a painter, has created the paintings and a unique bespoke score for each of them, [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Mukesh Shah: C?N U FEEL IT

XVA Gallery Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood, Bur Dubai, Dubai

Shah’s third solo show at XVA attempts “the zeitgeist of an era” via text as art, screenprinted on powder coated aluminium panels. They form a series of slogans that run to no more than 14 characters over four lines with no [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Hair Mapping Body; Body Mapping Land

ICD Brookfield Place Al Mustaqbal Street, DIFC, Dubai

An exhibition featuring three of the UAE cultural landscape’s most prominent voices. Works by Emirati artists Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Afra Al Daheri works are exhibited together for the first time under the curatorial vision of independent curator Munira Al [...]

LAST CHANCE Tom Butler: IconiCity

Mestaria Gallery Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The British artist brings his show-stopping collages to Dubai with an exhibition of original works and print editions dedicated to the city’s iconic skyline. The gallery says his paintings of Dubai “seek to depict the city in way not seen [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Sunoj D and Namrata Neog: Desert is a Forest

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Alongside the Jameel’s seven gardens designed by Anouk Vogel is a plot reserved for artists to cultivate and experiment. Occupancy is awarded via an annual commission, and this is the third. Sunoj D and Namrata Neog’s Artist’s Garden is an [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Bernhard Buhmann: The Signal and The Noise

Carbon 12 Dubai

Nate Silver’s book of the same name  explains the use of probability and prediction to show how we can all develop detect the true signals amid a noise of data to achieve better foresight in an uncertain world. Buhmann’s exhibition [...]

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LAST CHANCE Samia Halaby: Flurrying

Ayyam Gallery Alserkal Avenue Dubai

Samia Halaby’s most recent works reflect everything but stillness; each canvas has energy and movement, brimming with complexity and infinite layers of moving parts. Continuing her previous explorations towards abstraction, Halaby is progressively removing shape and boundaries to focus solely [...]

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LAST CHANCE Phantasmagoria’s Illumination in Disenchantment

1x1 Art Gallery Unit 10, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

A group show with Anita Dube, Chitravanu Mazumdar, Mithu Sen, Sheba Chachi and Susanta Mandal, curated by Arshiya Lokhandwala whose curatorial note says the title alludes to the 18th century magic lantern that projects larger than life images as menacing spectres. "In [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Ana Mazzei: Sleepwalk

Green Art Gallery Dubai

Ana Mazzei’s second solo exhibition at Green Art Gallery takes the fragmented, half-seen consciousness of waking sleep – of being in the world, but not quite there – and materialises this state into a mise-en-scène in which sculpture acts as [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Lantian Xie: Volcano

Grey Noise Unit 24 Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

We know very little of this show, but Lie is always interesting so it's going to be worth the trip. From the bumf: "Xie appears as part of an ongoing ensemble deliberation on discursive justice alongside Kabelo Malatsie and Michelle [...]

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LAST CHANCE Tayseer Barakat: Spiritual Path

Zawyeh Gallery Warehouse 27, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Barakat's style, sometimes reminiscent of prehistoric cave art, uses acrylic on canvas to create artworks infused with the essence of life. In this exhibition he touches upon metaphorical rituals, intimate moments, memories, and magical landscapes. These works show his view of [...]

Free

Exhibition Critique: As We Gaze Upon Her

Online

As the culmination for the Curatorial Development Exhibition Programme at Warehouse421, this online discussion and critique of the exhibition As We Gaze Upon Her will be moderated by Nadine Khalil.

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LAST CHANCE Here, Now

Misk Art Institute Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall, Riyadh

Misk Art Institute’s third annual exhibition brings together international artists with local talent, with a variety of media on show including paintings, textiles, sculptures, immersive installations, and digital works. Curated by Sacha Craddock with the Institute’s assistant curators Alia Ahmad [...]

LAST CHANCE The Distance From Here

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

This major exhibition of works drawn from the Art Jameel Collection, plus loans and new commissions, highlights personal responses to and interactions with space and time by 11 artists – Mona Ayyash, Yto Berrada, Hicham Benohoud, Jason Dodge, Shilpa Gupta, [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE So Different, So Appealing

Warehouse421 Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi

An analysis of the aesthetics, rhetorics, and rituals of the real estate industry, unpacking the strategies through which it conjures up its many seductions, aspirations, and desires. The included works use humour, parody, appropriation, and mimesis, uncovering the perverse logic [...]

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LAST CHANCE As We Gaze Upon her

Warehouse421 Mina Zayed, Abu Dhabi

As We Gaze Upon Her comes at the end of the pilot version of Warehouse421’s Curatorial Development Exhibition program, in partnership with the Bombay Institute of Critical Analysis and Research (BICAR). The exhibition attempts to expand the notion of ‘woman’, [...]

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Versailles and the World

Louvre Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

The first international exhibition of 2022 for Louvre Abu Dhabi tells the story of Versailles as a central diplomatic instrument that solidified the prowess of the French royal court and served as the stage for its fascination with various civilisations [...]

General admission AED 60

LAST CHANCE Hrair Sarkissian: The Other Side of Silence

Al Mureijah Art Spaces Al Mureijah Square, Sharjah

For this mid-career survey of the Syrian-Armenian artist, Sarkissian has created two major new pieces – Last Seen (2018-2021) commissioned by Sharjah Art Foundation; and Little Apple (working title) commissioned by the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht. The exhibition also features [...]

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LAST CHANCE Sublime Convergence: Art, Nature and Technology

Volte Art Projects Warehouse 13, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

The official opening exhibition of the new Volte Art Projects gallery and HQ in Dubai promises “a compelling visual dialogue between ancient memory and near futures ... Cutting-edge technologies are used to document and interrogate our constantly evolving relationship to [...]

LAST CHANCE Mohamed Abla: Earthly Treasures

Tabari Artspace Gate Village, Level 2, DIFC, Dubai

Abla's fifth show with Tabari comes as a group of mixed media collages in varying scale that orbit around the spirit and healing properties of plant life – particularly the cactus. For Abla this plant is both a source of [...]

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LAST CHANCE Hazem Harb. Temporary Museum. For Palestine

Maraya Art Centre Sharjah

The Dubai-based Palestinian artist attempts to capture the lost legacies of his homeland in the form of archival materials displayed in vitrine cases within a museological context. Harb has been collecting antique memorabilia of the subject via international online auctions [...]

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LAST CHANCE Pacita Abad: I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

The first solo exhibition in the Middle East for the late Filipina artist Pacita Abad. The show brings together exuberant signature works, from her colourful trapunto embroideries to major paintings, with a focus on four main bodies of work – [...]

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LAST CHANCE The Otolith Group: Xenogenesis

Sharjah Art Foundation Sharjah

Referencing the Xenogenesis trilogy of African American SF novelist Octavia Butler, this exhibition brings together a selection of key works by the London-based art collective The Otolith Group (Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun). The works on view, created between 2011 [...]

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LAST CHANCE Timur D’Vatz: Myths and Journeys

Andakulova Gallery Unit 18, P4 Level Damac Park Towers, DIFC , Dubai

Paintings by Timur D'Vatz, one of Andalukova's stars. The Russian artist describes his work as figurative and emblematic; he fuses ancient legends and symbols with modernist forms and vibrant colours, and the elongated bodies characteristic of his work aim to [...]

Free

LAST CHANCE Louvre Abu Dhabi Art Here 2021

Louvre Abu Dhabi Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

The exhibition for the seven artists shortlisted for The Richard Mille Art Prize: Nasser Alzayani (born 1991) is a visual artist from Bahrain. He has been shown in a number of group exhibitions, including the Jameel’s 2020 Youth Takeover and [...]

General admission AED 60

LAST CHANCE Artist’s Rooms: Samson Young

Jameel Arts Centre Al Jaddaf, Dubai

Samson Young’s Artist’s Room features a new, site-specific installation titled Reasonable Music – an interactive environment consisting of (text as) sound and (text as) image. The components within this environment are derived from the processing of translating the Daoist text [...]

Free