Made in Tashkeel
From 28 June – 30 August, ‘Made in Tashkeel’ highlights the breadth of UAE, GCC and global talent creating artworks in the Emirates

The 12th edition of the annual ‘Made in Tashkeel’ exhibition delivers a snapshot of the diverse art and design outcomes in the UAE’s ever-growing creative community, featuring more than 90 pieces created using Tashkeel’s state-of-the-art facilities by its members, artist-in-residents, workshop instructors and participants as well as recent exhibitors and even clients. A highlight of the UAE’s summer art calendar, ‘Made in Tashkeel’ can be viewed from 28 June until 31 August.

‘Made in Tashkeel’ celebrates its most varied line-up of artists and designers ever through a collective of established working artists alongside with emerging names in the UAE’s creative landscape. Their various cultural and industrial backgrounds are reflected in artwork made across a range of mediums – from jewellery and textiles to architecturally-inspired designs and photography.

Hadil Moufti

Tashkeel is unique in the range of equipment and programming that we deliver to our members, and the creative opportunities that these tools enable are what makes ‘Made in Tashkeel’ such a compelling exhibition.  By providing spaces, technology, and unique opportunities for learning as well as creative expression and collaboration, ‘Made in Tashkeel’ is one of the key ways we highlight the phenomenal range of art and design being conceived and created annually in the Emirates

Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Tashkeel’s Deputy Director

The majority of the ‘Made in Tashkeel’ submissions were made, in whole or in part, using Tashkeel’s specialist equipment, artist workspaces and facilities. For example, calligrapher Ibraheem Khamayseh’s work arose from the 3D studio while Palestinian artist Areen Hassan and Solimar Miller made full use of Tashkeel’s printmaking facilities. Jehan Ali, Sharifa Al Shashmi and Karam Hoar printed their works on Tashkeel’s Epson Surecolor P9000, while Rima Moukahal, CharLes, KSA-born artist Hadil Moufti, jewellery designer Lia Staehlin and Chie Nakano from Japan created their submissions in workspaces both at Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba and Al Fahidi. 

Gomathi Sivasubramanian

Tashkeel member and Emirati artist Badr Abbas’ work is a pop culture blast from the past for many who grew up in and around the Middle East.  The youngest artist featured in the exhibition, 14-year-old Morvarid Mohammad, creates work in both oil and watercolor.  Visitors to Made in Tashkeel can also view pieces from the Tanween Design Programme – Tashkeel’s nine-month programme for designers to create pieces inspired by the UAE. Tanween almuna and designer Khawla Al Balooshi will exhibit woodwork concepts created in Tashkeel in collaboration with Nidanin Woodwork.

‘Made in Tashkeel’ is on show at the organization’s Nad Al Sheba location from 9am to 8pm, Sunday – Thursday until 31 August.

The 12th edition of Made in Tashkeel celebrates the creative community’s skill and expertise to make, create and explore. I am so proud & thrilled to be part of this exhibition as I consider Tashkeel is one of the most important aspects in Art community in UAE & I am keen to participate in their workshops & events

Made in Tashkeel

My specialty is in fluid material and creates distinctive metamorphic-shaped sculpture. Through the form and alchemy of synthetic resin, ink, wood, plexiglass and other materials, I create artworks that capture the wild aspect of nature and reflect fleeting moments of streaming energy. I participate with “Frozen Blue”

About Tashkeel

Established in Dubai in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum, Tashkeel seeks to provide a nurturing environment for the growth of contemporary art and design practice rooted in the UAE. Through multi-disciplinary studios, workspaces and galleries located in both Nad Al Sheba and Al Fahidi, it enables creative practice, experimentation and dialogue among practitioners and the wider community. Operating on an open membership model, Tashkeel’s annual programme of training, residencies, workshops, talks, exhibitions, international collaborations and publications aims to further practitioner development, public engagement, lifelong learning and the creative and cultural industries.

Anja Bamberg – Once the desert was an ocean 

Tashkeel’s range of initiatives include: Tanween, which takes a selected cohort of emerging UAE-based designers through a nine-month development programme to take a product inspired by the surroundings of the UAE from concept to completion; Critical Practice, which invites visual artists to embark on a one-year development programme of studio practice, mentorship and training that culminates in a major solo presentation; MakeWorks UAE, an online platform [visit] connecting creatives and fabricators to enable designers and artists accurate and efficient access to the UAE manufacturing sector; Exhibitions & Workshops to challenge artistic practice, enable capacity building and grow audience for the arts in the UAE; and the heart of Tashkeel, its Membership, a community of creatives with access to facilities and studio spaces to refine their skills, undertake collaborations and pursue professional careers.

Tashkeel is the winner of the AD Middle East Award for Outstanding Achievement 2021.

Expolore more art with Tashkeel