World Art Dubai 2018

18-21 April 2018

Dubai World Trade Centre

World Art Dubai



Zaahirah Muthy

Zaahirah Muthy

Zaahirah is an Artist Activist from the island of Mauritius, with a diploma in Fine Arts from Thomson Education Direct in Washington, USA. As an agent of change, she holds a strong message of empowerment in her art. She founded ZeeArts Community, a Global Canvas that Connects, Creates and Celebrates. It is a platform to empower emerging and established artists to foster artistic & community development projects. She has proactively organized and curated an array of artistic and community projects. 

Art is an essential constituent of Zaahirah’s life; it is a paramount journey that crafted her personality. She is who she is today because she has heard and adhered to the music of the brushes and colours. Zaahirah started feet painting to explore myriad ways of creation, which she performs regularly at public art venues throughout the UAE.

Zaahirah was featured in the book 101 Artists Toastmaster. An illustration of hers was selected for the Sharjah Book Fair 2013. Her work was selected for Sikka 2015 and recently her work was chosen by Creatopia to present to His Highness  Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoom, Crown Prince of Dubai during the Global Islamic Economy Summit 2016. She has exhibited her work in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. 

She has received many awards, most recently "Artist of the Year 2016" at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. She also won the "Youth Excellence Award" in the Leadership Category, the "Oscar de la Jeunesse 2001” in Artistic Pursuit by the Government of Mauritius, and the Artists Critic Award in 2013 in Dubai.

Jeff Scofield

Jeff Scofield

Jeff Scofield is an American artist who studied at the Ateliers des Beaux Arts de la Ville de Paris after earning his Master of Architecture degree at Columbia University in New York. He migrated to Dubai over10 years ago, and is now the Art Director for Gallery 76 at the Dubai International Art Center.

Jeff uses found materials to create original abstract art installations. Working at large and small scales, his artwork evokes the complexities and contradictions of modern life through the expression of sustainable themes.
Conducting workshops and delivering artist talks is an integral part of Jeff's art practice. He has also completed several Artist in Residence programs where he showcased his sustainable art installations to the public.
Jeff’s artwork has been exhibited in various art galleries, public institutions and hotels in New York, Paris, Rome, Brussels, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He has won numerous prizes and awards, notably the 4th International Emerging Artist Award. He is frequently selected for juried exhibitions, including Sikka Art Fair, a fringe event at Art Dubai. Jeff's art can be found in private collections in the USA, France, Holland, the UK, Hong Kong, Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

Atul Panase

Atul Panase

Atul Panase is an Indian artist born in Nagpur, Maharastra, who earned a Master in Fine Art degree from North University Jalgaon. He has lived in Dubai for over 20 years where he creates art for living. 

An experienced illustrator and graphic designer, Atul has won numerous prizes including the Silver Award in Lynx 2010. His artwork has been widely exhibited, notably at SIKKA ART FAIR in Dubai. More recently, he was selected for exhibiting watercolours at Sperlonga, Italy, at the international festival “Sperlonga in Acquerello 2017” titled “Paint Brushes and Watercolours”.

Atul teaches art classes and workshops at the Dubai International Art Centre, Tashkeel and Palette Institute. He is also a visiting faculty at the University of Sharjah as well as several other academic institutions in the UAE.

An experienced curator, Atul is currently the UAE country leader for “Fabriano in Acquarello”, an annual watercolour festival held in Fabriano, Italy. He recently curated an Indian art exhibition titled “Colours of Pride” at the Pullman Hotel in Dubai.

Atul has captured the essence of people, places, things and situations in myriad colours, as portraits, landscapes and abstracts. His unique perception gives each work of art a poignant touch. Atul’s paintings grace the walls of corporate offices and residences in the UAE, US, Kenya, Portugal, Australia and India, and many of his works have been reproduced as calendars, greeting cards and posters.

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