Sheikha Salama Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship - Cohort 3

Photo courtesy of the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Photo courtesy of the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation

Earlier this month, I completed my one year with Sheikha Salama Foundation Emerging Artist Fellowship. This one year programme brings together a small group of emerging artists based in the UAE and provides artistic and technical knowledge, and professional skills, in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design

I was in the third batch of this fellowship with 15 other emerging artists. It was a very rewarding year for all of us, we learned a lot and exchanged lots of ideas and thoughts and explored new mediums. Personally, it was the space I needed (physically and mentally) to think about my work. I had a couple of old friends with me in this fellowship and made some new friends along the way. 

The summer month saw us all working on our final project, creating new work for the final crit session which took place in the last week of August. The work is currently at Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi, open to the public till Sunday, 2nd October 2016 (images of our work with a brief description are included below).

On Wednesday, 28th September there will be a panel talk and an 'open house' where visitors can see the work and meet the artists. It is free to attend, if you are in the neighbourhood, please do visit and come and say hello. 

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Here's what we all worked on this summer. I do  hope you get a chance to go see the work for yourself between now and 2nd October 2016 at Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi.

Here's what I did, a series of collage, transfers and a video, all linked to memory, changes and the representation of Dubai in the media. Some of it is still unresolved and is a first step of work I want to continue.