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Afra Al Dhaheri


Abu Dhabi Art presents innovative and established galleries, curatorial exhibitions, talks and performances from around the world.

Beyond: Emerging Artists is an annual initiative that aims to provide three emerging artists in the UAE with a platform from which to develop their practice and realise ambitious art projects. The selected artists will be chosen by a curator and they will undertake a year-long programme of workshops and studio visits under the mentoring and the supervision of the curator in the lead up to the realisation of a project for Abu Dhabi Art in November.

In a year of forced hiatus, experiences of time have become distorted. Aborted plans have altered our sense of the future; drawn-out periods of isolation have prompted reassessments of the past. These conditions have provided productive new spaces to consider the qualities and possibilities of memory, from the collective and cultural to the personal and traumatic. Through their distinctive practices, each artist investigates how experiences of remembrance are constituted.

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