Made in Tashkeel at Tashkeel Dubai

Tashkeel, a renowned art organisation in Dubai, is hosting its largest-ever exhibition called ‘Made in Tashkeel.’ This exhibition showcases curated works by artists from over 30 nationalities and coincides with the opening of the Alserkal Makerspace, highlighting the growth and innovation fostered by Tashkeel’s platforms and programmes. The exhibition, running from June 21 to September 5, celebrates Tashkeel’s 15-year impact on the UAE art sector and features artwork by longtime members, instructors, artists-in-residence, workshop participants, and past exhibitors. The selection encompasses various mediums, including mixed media, printmaking, drawing, painting, sculpture, jewellery, photography, and graphic design.

Amira Mohammed. Starry Night Zentangles, 2022, Ink on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

With a commitment to nurturing talent, the exhibition represents a diverse range of artists from Emirati and international backgrounds. Notably, it showcases the work of over 25 Emirati artists, alongside artists from countries such as the UK, Spain, Germany, India, Iraq, and many more. The exhibition also includes new works by Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi and Zambian-born artist Victor Sitali, reflecting Tashkeel’s dedication to inclusivity and its annual youth program. Coinciding with the exhibition, Tashkeel invites visitors to explore its newly opened Alserkal Makerspace, offering services like printing, cutting, access to a communal fine art studio, and specialized equipment for artwork creation and design prototyping. ‘Made in Tashkeel’ 2023 is open to the public at the Tashkeel Gallery on Alserkal Avenue and offers artist-led guided tours on specific dates.

Abeer Al Edani, Al Muakaba Keeping Up, 2023, Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm

About Tashkeel

Tashkeel is a UAE-based incubator of visual art and design, offering commercial consultancy services. Founded in Dubai in 2008 by Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Tashkeel provides facilities for production, experimentation, and discourse. Their annual program includes training, residencies, workshops, talks, exhibitions, international collaborations, and publications, aimed at developing practitioners, engaging the public, and promoting lifelong learning. Through its commercial services, Tashkeel aims to integrate UAE-made art and design into society and the economy. They offer consultancy, training, membership, printing and cutting services, and retail options. Tashkeel also runs various incubator initiatives like Tanween, Critical Practice, Residencies, Make Works UAE, and Exhibitions & Fairs to support and showcase creativity.

Location: Tashkeel, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE.

Date: Tuesday 20 June from 6 PM until 5 September.

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