The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation opened on November 14 its 7th Community and Critique: Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) 2019/20 Show. It features 16 UAE-based artists’ works after a year-long program in partnership with Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The exhibition will run until December 20, at the Warehouse421.
The Community & Critique SEAF 2019/20 Cohort 7 Show sheds light on works that mediate the public and private realms, embracing a site-specificity and urbanity framed in our current world. SEAF fellows draw from diverse backgrounds in visual art, design, sculpture, performance, and literature. The show features works of; Abdullah Alneyadi (UAE), Aisha Al Ahmadi (UAE), Arwa Najem (UAE), Athoub Al Busaily (Kuwait), Faissal El-Malak (Palestine), Fatma Al Ali (UAE), Hissa AlZarooni (UAE), Maitha Hamdan (UAE), Malak Alghuel (Libya), Mohammad Alshaibani (UAE), Mouza Al Hamrani (UAE), Nabla Yahya (India), Sara Ahli (UAE), Sarah Almehairi (UAE), Sari Al Taher (Palestine/Philippines), and lastly, Zainab Abdelaziz (Sudan).
A series of virtual talks will follow the opening, beginning with on Artist Talks: Community & Critique Panel, to be held through Zoom on 16 November. The virtual panel will include artists Sarah Almehairi, Sari Al Taher, and Faissal El-Malak, moderated by Nadine Khalil and Nasser Alzayani. The artists will share their work made throughout the fellowship, leading up to their final body of work. They will speak about their fellowship experience, experimentations, and evolved practice under the umbrella of community. The Artist Talks programming will continue with Artist Talks: Process and Repetition on 30 November and Artists Talk The Poetics of Performance on 14 December.
To register for the talks, visit www.warehouse421.ae/