Past Forward

Past Forward

Partial View of Past Forward on display at the Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, California in January 2015. The first touring exhibition of Emirati Art in the United States. 25 Emirati Artists and 50 art works.

LA Art

LA Art

"Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates" is a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy program presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC and Meridian International Center. Past Forward features a comprehensive exhibition that tells the story of the UAE's rich history, culture, and rapid development through 50 artworks by 25 notable Emirati artists.

Childern workshops - Past Forward

Childern workshops - Past Forward

"Past Forward: Contemporary Art from the Emirates" is a groundbreaking cultural diplomacy program presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC and Meridian International Center. Past Forward features a comprehensive exhibition that tells the story of the UAE's rich history, culture, and rapid development through 50 artworks by 25 notable Emirati artists. .​

Time & Space Matter | Shamma AlAmri

Time & Space Matter | Shamma AlAmri

In a lofty warehouse in Dubai's industrial zone, temporary home to a time-lapse video, a wall painting and an oversized sculpture of a concrete breeze block, time and space certainly do matter. The curators Noor Al Suwaidi and Maisa Al Qassimi have explored these universal and scientific concepts in an exhibition of the same name that opened in Project D studios on March 9.

Monolith Pillar, 2013

Monolith Pillar, 2013

In a lofty warehouse in Dubai's industrial zone, temporary home to a time-lapse video, a wall painting and an oversized sculpture of a concrete breeze block, time and space certainly do matter. The curators Noor Al Suwaidi and Maisa Al Qassimi have explored these universal and scientific concepts in an exhibition of the same name that opened in Project D studios on March 9.

In the Absence of Script

In the Absence of Script

“The concept of the exhibition was to engage artists with the concept of ‘script’ in all its different forms, meanings, and uses in contemporary society – and in some cases to even look at what the future holds for the ways in which we document our thoughts. I found each artist’s unique interpretation of the brief deeply personal to their respective experience and artistic practice, and the resultant works therefore deeply thought provoking.

The Present, 2011

The Present, 2011

‘The Present’ will showcase and promote contemporary art from the Emirates, while creating a platform for dialogue, exploration, and interaction with the wider community and its audience, children, families and university students. The exhibition will also be presented in the form of a publication, as well as a media and public programme geared towards educating and interacting with the audience. The public programme includes a spoken word performance with Hala Ali, an artists’ conversation pane

Hala Ali - spoken word performance

Hala Ali - spoken word performance

‘The Present’ will showcase and promote contemporary art from the Emirates, while creating a platform for dialogue, exploration, and interaction with the wider community and its audience, children, families and university students. The exhibition will also be presented in the form of a publication, as well as a media and public programme geared towards educating and interacting with the audience. The public programme includes a spoken word performance with Hala Ali, an artists’ conversation pane

Experiment, 2010

Experiment, 2010

First exhibition I co curated back in 2010 in Maraya Art Center in Sharjah.

UAE Ambassador & Artists 2010

UAE Ambassador & Artists 2010

Noor al Suwaidi, public programmes officer with Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company, which helped organize the event, said: "In the UAE, we have a lot of proverbs and poetry, things that are very intangible. The idea behind this exhibit has been to make the intangible tangible. Some of the artists chose their own poems or proverbs to depict, and some were chosen by us." The event was arranged by the UAE embassy, which brought the ten artists to Washington and commissioned the

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UAE Ambassador & Artists 2010

Noor al Suwaidi, public programmes officer with Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development and Investment Company, which helped organize the event, said: "In the UAE, we have a lot of proverbs and poetry, things that are very intangible. The idea behind this exhibit has been to make the intangible tangible. Some of the artists chose their own poems or proverbs to depict, and some were chosen by us." The event was arranged by the UAE embassy, which brought the ten artists to Washington and commissioned the

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