Abdullah Al Saadi
Abdullah Al Saadi (b. 1967) holds a degree in English Literature from United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain. In 1994-1996 he studied Japanese painting at Kyoto Seika University in Japan and in 1998 attended painting workshops at College of Arts, Edinburgh in Scotland. He lives and works in Khorfakan, outside the art world and untethered by its demands and daily routines. His work is a daily practice of recording, inventing normative groupings, and documenting species that are beyond “scientific inquiry.”
Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum
Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum is an artist living and working in Dubai. She graduated from Zayed University, Latifa College in 2007 with a B.A in Visual Arts. Her practice largely consists of composite, digitally manipulated images based on highlighted, enhanced, and conflated realities from her immediate memories as well as the distant past. Her compositions combine an aestheticism of British painting with enhanced local fauna and flora that sit in stark opposition to images of urbanization. Maktoum is also a curator and Founder and Director of Tashkeel, a public studio providing specialist facilities for artists and designers living and working in the UAE.
Reem Al Ghaith
Reem Al Ghaith (b. 1985, lives and works in Dubai) is an artist and designer. Al Ghaith holds a BSc in Visual Communication from the School of Architecture and Design, American University of Sharjah. Her work examines changes in the urban and social landscape of the UAE, often with sophisticated all-around installations that relate to tradition and history, yet do not fall into banal representations and fascinations of the subject. The intertwined structure of her work deliberately places itself far away from being representative.