Curated by Swiss-Japanese artist Sophie Arni, the “East-East Vol. 4: The Curio Shop” exhibition aimed to showcase a new dialogue between artists from the Arabian Gulf and East Asia. The Japan-based exhibition, that ended on July 24, featured 14 artists from the Gulf region and Japan.
Born and raised in Abu Dhabi, Jaralla’s inspiration comes from deconstructing facets of her own upbringing in a conservative Emirati family.
An artist and painter based in the UAE, Al-Lamki co-founded Bait 15, an artist-run studio and gallery space in Abu Dhabi.
The artist’s works reflect his personal interests, including comic books, music and dance, and traditional costumes and textiles from around the world.
The Abu Dhabi-based painter and multidisciplinary artist has exhibited her works locally and internationally, including in Venice and Sharjah.
Based in the UK, the Algerian-Bulgarian artist works with mediums such as painting, video installations, and bookmaking, and in recent years has been studying the principles of wabi-sabi (an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism).
An artist and cultural leader based in Bahrain, his work deals with the divine and spiritual, and often derives inspiration from recognizable motifs of his local environment.