Alena Lavdovskaya ME Dubai art exhibition
Alena brings with her over 20 years of illustrious work throughout the fashion industry as she takes centre stage as the latest Artist in Residence.

ME Dubai, a haven of architectural marvel nestled in the heart of Dubai, continues its commitment to fostering creativity and innovation in the arts and design in the region as it welcomes the world-renowned artist and illustrator, Alena Lavdovskaya, as the latest Artist in Residence. The immersive exhibition will showcase Alena’s iconic work throughout her 20 years in the industry, encompassing her illustrious career in fashion, advertising, and editorial magazines. ME Dubai will showcase her works starting Monday, May 15th, until Saturday, June 10th, and promises a captivating experience for patrons and visitors.

Alena Lavdovskaya

A fashion illustrator, creator of unique workshops, and the founder of Fashion Illustration Studio, Russia’s first illustration and art-content agency for the fashion industry, Alena is best known for her glamourous illustrations and sketches. Featuring live models and high-fashion looks, the portraits recreate the atmosphere of a real photoshoot and illustrations of the 20th century. Having worked with esteemed maisons such as Christian Dior and fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle, Alena will bring her expansive knowledge and savoir-faire to ME Dubai with an immersive live drawing performance, a fashion illustration workshop, and intimate lectures, offering guests a peak at her artistic prowess and sensibilities.

Alena Lavdovskaya’s exhibition will create a symbiotic synthesis with ME Dubai’s fashion-forward architecture and contemporary curves, echoing the runways of Milan and Paris and combining the silhouettes of master couturiers, bringing them to life with her masterful strokes and vivid colours. Weaving in the old with the new, ME Dubai summons the world of haute couture and old-world glamour with Alena’s masterful artworks surrounded by Zaha Hadid’s visionary architecture and sublime curves, a juxtaposition where elegance reigns. Guests, visitors, and patrons of the arts alike are welcome to visit ME Dubai’s designated gallery space and see firsthand Alena’s immersive and glamorous illustrations during her month-long residency, beginning with an exclusive launch party on 15th May.

About ME Dubai

ME Dubai is the first ME by Meliá in the Middle East designed by the late and renowned architect Dame Zaha Hadid. ME Dubai is in the breath-taking The Opus by Omniyat building. The only hotel project where she has personally designed the interiors and exteriors. ME Dubai is situated in the heart of the Burj Khalifa district, one of the city’s most vibrant areas.

The Opus building is developed by leading Middle East real estate developer, Omniyat. The property consists of 93 rooms and suites across four floors. The legacy hotel presents Central Cosmo Tapas and Bar as the owned F&B outlet.

About ME by Meliá

Located in global cultural epicenters, ME by Meliá is a collection of design hotels to discover contemporary culture through the lens of their bold, charismatic personality. ME by Meliá brings destination, design and service together to deliver personal, enriching experiences for the stylish modern traveller. A stay at one of our hotels is more than just a vacation or a visit, it’s an immersion in architecture, design, gastronomy and art that few can match.

Contemporary culture is part of who we are. We express its creativity and energy in every aspect of our hotel experience. ME by Meliá hotels thrive on the sensorial connection to their settings – the visual stimuli, the taste of exquisite local food, the uplifting culture of its citizens and cultural leaders. Embedded within each hotel´s ecosystem is a community of artists, influencers, creatives and technologies that raise the hotel to a must-see, and must-stay, destination for those who yearn for inspiration and energy. There are currently eight hotels in the portfolio across Europe, Middle East, The Americas and Mexico, including ME Dubai, ME Milan Il Duca, ME London, ME Madrid, ME Ibiza, ME Barcelona, ME Sitges and ME Cabo. Upcoming openings include ME Malta, ME Guadalajara & ME Lisbon, set to launch in the coming months.

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