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Artist Mohamed Ibrahim to represent UAE at Venice Biennale 2022
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 28 - 09 - 2020

Ground-breaking painter, sculptor, and land artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim will represent the United Arab Emirates at the 2022 edition of la Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale), in an exhibition curated by Maya Allison for the National Pavilion UAE.
Ibrahim is known for being one of the UAE's earliest experimental artists and an influential member of the UAE's now-historic avant-garde art community, which formed in the early 1980s. Through his form-led practice and handcrafted works, he responds to his environment, with a keen affinity for the natural landscapes of the UAE.
Major institutions that have acquired his work include the British Museum, Centre George Pompidou, Sharjah Art Foundation, Art Jameel, and Barjeel Art Foundation. His work was included in the Kochi-Muziris Biennial 2016 and numerous solo and group exhibitions internationally.
The National Pavilion UAE's 2022 exhibition will be curated by Maya Allison, the executive director and chief curator of the New York University Abu Dhabi Art Gallery (The NYUAD Art Gallery).
"I am inspired by the coasts, sierras, and mountain lights of my home in Khor Fakkan, where my family has lived for generations," Ibrahim said. "Here in the UAE, we are surrounded by diverse and ancient landscapes as well as advanced urbanization. This tension is one of the concepts I explore in my work through organic materials, by allowing my subconscious to find the forms. I am delighted to be able to share my locally-rooted practice with a global audience at the Venice Biennale."
In turn, Allison said, "When I first encountered a work by Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, its playful, abstract-yet-organic form electrified my curatorial senses. Later, discovering the depth and extent of his legacy was a watershed moment in my study of the UAE's contemporary art movement, which dates back half a century. Ibrahim continues to innovate, with a prolific daily practice and several flourishing bodies of work.
"He is one of the most important artists working in the UAE today and has influenced generations of artists here. I am looking forward to an even greater international audience discovering this work with his solo exhibition at the Venice Biennale."
With this exhibition, the National Pavilion UAE is moving towards a more artist-led approach to curation in recognition of the strength of the UAE's artistic community. This comes as a reflection of the National Pavilion UAE's growth as a pavilion, seen as a catalyst to the UAE's cultural scene.
"Since the UAE's inaugural pavilion in 2009, understanding and discourse around the UAE's incredible artistic community has grown immensely, encouraged by the research and platforms that entities like the National Pavilion UAE provide," said Angela Migally, Executive Director of the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation, which commissions the National Pavilion UAE.
The 59th International Art Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia will be held between April 23, 2022 and Nov. 27, 2022, under the artistic direction of Cecilia Alemani.
Wetland, the National Pavilion UAE's upcoming architecture exhibition for the 2021 Venice Biennale, will open on May 22, 2021. The exhibition is curated by Dubai-based architects Wael Al Awar and Kenichi Teramoto, who are exploring a renewable, environmentally friendly cement alternative inspired by salt and mineral compounds found in the UAE's Sabkha (salt flats).
Wetland marks the National Pavilion UAE's tenth exhibition at the Venice Biennale. — WAM


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