This art exhibition seeks to challenge and confront the several stereotypes I have come across in my life about the UAE; I hope to stimulate a dialogue between the viewer and myself. This art project encompasses a series of staged photography which acts as a tool to challenge these stereotypes; the images are exaggerated so that it is obvious to the spectator that what is depicted in these photographs is unrealistic. What I find troublesome is that certain generalizations or misconceptions could potentially feed into the identity of what, as an Emirati, the Emirates means as a whole. Therefore, having done this project will allow me to take that first step into solving misconceptions; to start a conversation.
On view: April 10th–16th, 2016.
Opening reception: Sunday April 10th, 2016 at 5pm