Dubai is finally getting a light festival. The inaugural Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival features installations by seven established Emirati artists and runs for 10 nights (26 January to 4 February, 6 to 11pm) in Expo City’s Al Wasl Plaza.
Abdulla Almulla, designer celebrated for his geometrically inspired architectural designs, particularly his interpretation of the minaret
Khaled Alshafar, designer known for his groundbreaking fusion of Emirati culture and contemporary design (for example in recent collaborations with LASVIT and the Louvre Abu Dhabi)
Reem Al Ghaith, multidisciplinary artist and researcher with a special interest in capturing the dynamic evolution of her native city of Dubai
Maitha Hamdan, multidisciplinary artist – fabric and textiles, performances, film – and a current member at the 2023 Critical Practice Program in Tashkeel
Mattar Bin Lahej, artist and designer (of the Museum of the Future’s calligraphic façade, among other commissions)
Dr Najat Makki, artist whose work is characterised by the use of fluorescent paints and UV-A lighting
Dr Mohamed Yousef, artist and sculptor with a particular engagement with the natural environment and the cultural narratives of his homeland
The festival is curated by Amna Abulhoul, Expo City Dubai Executive Creative Director, and Anthony Bastic, founder of AGB Creative.
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