Meem Gallery is pleased to announce its participation in this year's Art Dubai, featuring works by Dia al-Azzawi, Adel Abidin, Zhivago Duncan.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Over more than half a century, Dia al-Azzawi’s work has been shown in countless group and solo exhibitions worldwide, especially in Europe and across the Arab World (including three retrospectives: Paris, 2001; Abu Dhabi, 2009; Doha, 2016–17). As well as a large collection of limited-edition prints, his work has featured in myriad publications and can be found in numerous public and private collections. Best known as a colourist painter, Azzawi celebrates Arab culture in his work, while blurring the boundaries between artforms and embracing ever new technologies. His works can be distinguished by their impressive scale (especially monumental paintings, sculptures and architectural design) and the amalgamation of images and the written word (works on paper and artist’s books).
Adel Abidin's art uses various media such as videos, video installations, multimedia sculptures, sound based installations and photography to explore the issues of the contemporary world we live in. His main point of departure is always linked to his intention to explore the complex relationship between visual art, politics and identity. Using a sharp palette of irony and humour, Adel Abidin is drawn to different social situations dealing with elusive experiences and cultural alienation.
Adel Abidin was born in Baghdad (1973) and currently resides between Helsinki and Amman. He received a B.A. in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad (2000) and an M.F.A from the Academy of Fine Arts in Time and Space Art in Helsinki (2005).
Zhivago Duncan is a Mexico City based, multi-media artist. Graduating from The Chelsea College of Art in 2007, Duncan strives to challenge his artistic practice by testing his creative control. Using a diverse array of materials he utilises both traditional and non-traditional media, resulting in a body of work that includes large-scale site-specific installation, printmaking and photography, performance art, sculpture and painting.