Dorian Batycka

Dorian Batycka is a Canadian curator, art critic and DJ based in Muscat, Oman. He is currently curator at Bait Muzna for Art Film. Previously, he was assistant curator for the first ever Maldives National Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale and has contributed to numerous publications, including Art and Education, Frieze Blog, and Nero. He can be found on Twitter.

Mohamed Melehi inspired mural in Alserkal Avenue. Photography by Seeing Things, Courtesy Alserkal Avenue


New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School Archives in Concrete, presented by the Alserkal Arts Foundation, is a group exhibition retracing a body of work produced between the 1950s and ‘80s, at a time when Moroccan modernism was…

©Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu-Dhabi. Photo by Seeing Things, Ismail Noor


Furusiyya: The Art of Chivalry between East and West explores romantic Medieval fables from across religious divides At the Louvre Abu Dhabi in the UAE, a new exhibition takes visitors on an adventure to explore how the culture of knights…
Trevor Paglen, CLOUD #135 Hough Lines, 2019. Dye sublimation print; 121.92 × 165.10 cm. Edition of 5 plus II AP and 1 exhibition copy. Courtesy of the artist and PACE Gallery.


An exhibition in Sharjah examines art during the Internet era No tour of Sharjah this art season would be complete without a visit to Art in the Age of Anxiety, a wide-ranging exhibition that brings to light several of the…
Serwan Baran, Untitled, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 200 x 325 cm. Photography by Paul Hennebelle, courtesy of Saleh Barakat Gallery.


Iraq’s seemingly endless conflict pervades Serwan Baran’s work Iraqi-Kurdish Artist Serwan Baran untangles the complexities of identity and the fatherland in his latest exhibition, on view at Saleh Barakat in Beirut. The exhibition by the 52-year-old artist, whose works were…
Etel Adnan, Un Jardin / A Garden, 2019. Folded leporello book and watercolor on paper. Cover: 29 x 9.5 cm x 4 cm, 60 pages: 28.7 x 9.2 cm each. Courtesy of the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery Beirut/Hamburg


Etel Adnan’s The Uprising of Colours Tantalises at Sfeir- Semler Gallery in Beirut With a splash of colourful panache, Lebanese-American poet, essayist and visual artist Etel Adnan spreads a palette of joy to counter the grim reality of life in…
Installation View of Unknown Places Exhibition


A Dubai exhibit highlights the magic of unknown places. An exhibition investigating Unknown Places reveals far-flung landscapes often hidden from view. This unique exhibit, made possible by German airline Lufthansa, made its Middle Eastern debut in September 2019 at Dubai’s…
Wendy Jacob, Rosette, 1994. Zinc rosette, heating elements, latex paint, plaster, 5.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in


As fears of the novel coronavirus continue to mount and art fairs continue to shutter from Dubai to Hong Kong, it’s business as usual at ARCOMadrid 2020. This year’s fair took place as planned, presenting some 200 galleries from more…
Aref El Rayess, Homage to Martin Luther King, 1968, Oil on canvas, 150 x 101 cm © Aref El Rayess


Saradar Collection has launched an archive of images documenting Beirut’s flourishing art scene from 1955 to 1975. Famed art historian and critic John Berger once said that archives are what “distinguishes man from any other animal, we can only see…



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11 Edition of Vantage Point Sharjah

The 11th edition of Vantage Point Sharjah (VPS), an annual photography exhibition hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation, is set to return with a showcase challenging established conventions in photography. Running from October 14, 2023, to January 14, 2024, at…

‘Ways of Seeing’ by Jamal Tayara-Baroudy at Tashkeel

Tashkeel, a prominent art and design incubator in the UAE, presents “Ways of Seeing,” a solo exhibition by Lebanese artist Jamal Tayara-Baroudy, as a part of its 2023 Autumn Season. This exhibition marks Jamal’s debut solo show in Dubai, where…

Tabari Art Space presents Maitha Abdalla at Asia Now Paris

Emirati visual artist Maitha Abdalla is showcasing a new body of work at the Asia Now art fair in Paris from October 20 to 22, 2023. Abdalla is an interdisciplinary artist known for her exploration of cultural narratives, often delving…

Manar Abu Dhabi Light Art Exhibition

The Manar Abu Dhabi light art exhibition has opened its doors to the public, showcasing a transformative array of light artworks across various locations in Abu Dhabi until January 30, 2024. This citywide exhibition, curated by Reem Fadda and Alia…

“Melting Point” by Julian Charrière in collaboration with Art of Change 21 and Alserkal for COP28

In conjunction with the COP28 Climate Conference in Dubai, Art of Change 21 and Alserkal Initiatives proudly present “Melting Point,” an exhibition by the French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière. Running from November 30, 2023, to January 6, 2024, at Alserkal Avenue,…


DR. BASEL DALLOUL The Dalloul family has had a relationship with Christie’s for several decades. I often heard my parents talking about going to Christie’s, Sotheby’s or Bonhams, to bid on a work or two, while we lived in London,…

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