Noura Ali-Ramahi’s artistic practice is an act of repetitive meditation. She is largely inspired by her daily walks, an act of repetitive movement in and of itself. Through her works, Ali-Ramahi portrays the nature that she encounters on her strolls, be it the sunrise, the sunset, the shape of the sun, the earth, or the sea. She recycles and utilizes found material to create her work: wax paper that came with a cheese order, a piece of cardboard that wrapped an Amazon package, or even a paper-bag from a retail brand.
Allow Me Not to Explain is a solo exhibition that grew out of the artist’s struggle to explain her work. Her art is about the process of repetition, of meditation; not of the end result. The artist invites audiences to experience her work, to meditate them, and to derive their own meaning out of them.
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Born in Lebanon, Noura Ali-Ramahi is an Emirati artist based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.Read more
She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the American University of Beirut in 1997. Ali-Ramahi featured her works in solo exhibitions at N2N Gallery (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2018); and the Etihad Modern Art Gallery (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2022). She has participated in various group exhibitions both locally and internationally, including at TwoFour54 (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2016); World Trade Center (Dubai, UAE, 2017); Tashkeel Studio (Dubai, UAE, 2021); Art Club (New York, USA, 2021); and the Etihad Modern Art Gallery (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2021). In 2019, Ali-Ramahi led a Plastic Collage Workshop at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi.