Inaugurated in April by Noura Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Youth, the exhibition saw 277,203 visitors, making it the most visited show produced by the National Pavilion UAE at La Biennale di Venezia to date.
“I’m really excited to be part of Project Art, an initiative that has seen a range of amazing artists present their work,” said Sabz, who has participated in several exhibitions as well as in World Art Dubai 2022.
The 4-day art extravaganza aligns its purpose with that of International Women’s Day, thus centering its intentions on providing optimal representation for women in the art sector.
A pioneering initiative that advances new and cutting edge art practices from South Asia and beyond, the collaboration between the two organisations provides a unique opportunity to witness path-breaking curatorial directions in the field of contemporary art within the subcontinent.
After a decade of running her own design firm in America and travelling to the Middle East, she moved to Syria in 2008 where she spent three years researching Ancient Ornamentation and Islamic Geometric design.
The new committee members include artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan; curator and researcher Maya El Khalil; architect and urbanist Rupali Gupte; and social scientist, author and professor, Shandana Khan Mohmand.
Transforming artworks by 12-year-old artist Karolina Savolt into the show titled “Karolina’s Universe”, the conceptual video art exhibition features works depicting a young girl’s imagined world of her love for beauty, nature, and animals.
The event is part of Dubai’s ongoing digital transformation initiative, which aims to boost the city’s artistic and creative landscape and reinforce its position as a global hub for cultural innovation.
The 4-day art event will conclude on March 12. It is the region’s largest contemporary art fair; it has returned with more than 4,000 artworks.