The NYUAD Art Gallery invites artists from the community to gather to discuss their artistic practice with each other and with renowned UAE artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim.

Artists will get a chance to meet other artists in the community and to present and discuss their work with Ibrahim and their peers. Each artist is invited to share a body of work or bring a single artwork they would like to discuss. Artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, one of the artists in But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008, will speak about how his community of artists provided a support system to maintain and develop his own artistic practice.

About the Artist:

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim lives and works in Khorfakkan, UAE. Ibrahim’s work has exhibited in major institutions worldwide including: Kunst Museum, Bonn, (Germany); Sharjah Art Museum (UAE); Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany; Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris); and at the Sittard Art Center (Netherlands). He has participated in the Sharjah Biennial on seven occasions where he has twice received the First Prize for Sculpture (2001, 1999). Additional biennial participation includes the inaugural UAE Pavilion at Venice in 2009; Dhaka (2002, 1993); Havana (2000); Cairo (1998); and in connection with the Kochi Biennale (2016). Cuadro Art Gallery presented a comprehensive survey of his work in 2014 and 2016.

This event is in connection with But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008. Exhibition is on view at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery from March 2 to May 27.