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Artist of the week: Sanaa Merchant

Sanaa Merchant of Noon Art Gallery is known for her traditional Arabian themes with a modern perspective by practicing ranges from ornamental works to modernism in abstract and calligraphic forms. She uses vibrant bold colors, with their dimensional forms giving them a thought provoking process in the development. In addition to this the use of the intense pen and ink compositions seen in most of Merchant’s works gives it an extra touch of detail.

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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 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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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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