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Artist of the week: Rhythm Art Gallery

Based in India, Rhythm Art Gallery has been promoting Modern and Contemporary Indian Art since 1987. Keeping in mind the growing young collector base, Rhythm Art was born with a vision to enrich artist’s careers by showcasing their artworks both at the local and international levels.

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Emirates Women of the Year Award Winner - Batool Jafri

Batool Jafri hailing from Karachi, Pakistan has recently bagged the price for the Emirates Woman of the Year Awards 2018 under the Art & Culture Category. 

Determination, passion and a strong belief in spiritual creativity that transcends the physical form are key themes in Batool Jafri’s work. As an artist, mentor, art educator and enabler, Jafri has produced powerful and poignant work on the subject of the human mind and soul, while challenging historical and cultural prejudices that lead to marginalization of certain segments of society, particularly women and people of determination.

As one of the curators for World Art Dubai, we sat down to understand more about Batool's journey and her inspiration.

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A Conversation with Samar Kamel

Egyptian artist, curator and author known for her work in examining cultural attitudes towards women.

World Art Dubai in a conversation with Samar Kamel to inspire you with tips on decoration, art buying, and advice for emerging artists.

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Funun Arts join hands to help rebuild Kerala

One of our World Art Dubai 2019 participating galleries Funun Arts, have joined hands to help rebuild the flood-affected Indian state of Kerala, with a touring exhibition of their works in the UAE.

Titled ‘Together We Can’, the exhibition’s aim is to donate the proceeds from the paintings’ sale to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund.

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Artist of the week: Synergy Art Group

Based in KSA, Synergy Art Group is multi-cultural platform that brings together female artists from all over the world. Their aim is to promote peace, understanding, cultural and religious tolerance in a multi-cultural world.

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Get to know the Youngest artist in World Art Dubai 2019

Aarav Verma is the 10 year old child prodigy, who is as well the artist of the week. Aarav  started painting at the age of 3 by following his child-like thought process and reflecting it in his art that started as a mere hobby and now bloomed into a passion that could compete with big names in the art world.

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World Art Dubai 2019 New Curators

Batool Jafri

Batool Jafri

An artist, mentor, art educator and enabler, Jafri has produced powerful  work on the subject of the human mind and soul, while challenging cultural prejudices that lead to marginalization of certain segments of society, the women and people of determination. 

Zaahirah Muth

Zaahirah Muth

Zaahirah is a passionate art activist hailing from Mauritius. She has curated over 25 art exhibitions in UAE, Singapore, and Georgia, and has been the curator for World Art Dubai since 2017. In particular, she has provided consistently impassioned support for women artists across the globe. 

Samar Kamel 

Samar Kamel 

Samar Kamel is one of World Art Dubai 2019 curators, she is a graduate of English Literature, she chose banking as a career, which she eventually left to focus on her art. Who is also an accomplished chef and entrepreneur and has published several books.

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A beginner’s cheat sheet on how to buy art!

Dubai is thriving with its art scene generating an impressive turnover at $4 million last year, placing Dubai among the top 20 leading art marketplaces for contemporary art worldwide*. If you want to get in on the action but you do not know your acrylics from your watercolors then fear not – our curator, Zaahirah Muthy, is here to help get you started with her top five tips.

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The return of Zahra Goulamhoussen to World Art Dubai

Zahra Goulamhoussen is enthusiastically returning to World Art Dubai 2019. Her artwork is influenced by two of her greatest personal interests; wildlife and Islamic architecture.

Recently she has been interviewed by Gulf today and The National to understand where her inspiration and passion comes from.

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