Emerge II – Radiating Ports

The work of Elizabeth’s students is on view during the Venice Biennale at Chiostro del Museo Diocesano; Sala di Sant’Appolonia San Marco – Castello, Venice. Located near the Singapore Pavilion. Some early photos courtesy of Janet Bellotto:

Emerge II: Radiating Ports is an exhibition of works by Zayed University (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) students and alumni. It is a response to a workshop given by Italian artist Fabrizio Plessi that refers to a metaphor resonating with “the fluidity inside of us”, the fluidity that makes it possible for identities to be formed and cohered.

The young artists, in a variety of collaborations, have explored thresholds dictated by urban cultural activity and the fluidity that exists in their own environment – from the ships of the desert to movements of sound through the UAE landscape.

Director & Curator: Janet Bellotto
Co-Curators: Sara Sist and Karen Oremus
Workshop & Concept Advisor: Yvonne Lammerich
Faculty supervisors: Elizabeth Monoian; Michele Bambling; Naz Shahrokh

The exhibition has been made possible through the collaboration and generous support of SPS Fine Art Consultancy.

The publication “EMERGE II: Radiating Ports” will be launched Fall 2011.

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Abeer Abdul Rahman Al Baqer, Abeer Yousif, Afnan Saeed, Afra Abdulla Al Mehairi, Alanood Abdulrahman, Alia Ali Obaid Alary, Alya Ebrahim AL Zaabi, Alyaa Al Shamsi, Amal Alkhaja, Amal Hashimi Malik, Ameena Al Hammadi, Amna Al Mamari, Arwa Mohamed Alkamali, Arwa Salem Mahdi Al Omari, Asma Khaled Belhamar, Ayesha Abdulfattah Albanna, Ayesha Khalid Hasan Mahboob, Ayesha Salem Al Muhairi, Ayyub Russell Hamilton, Dana Abdulaziz, Dana Sultan Khalifa Al Nehayan, Darin Ahmed, Elizabeth Monoian, Eman Matar, Eman Mohamed Abdalla Sulaiman, Fatema Al Mazrouie, Fatima Ali Hassan Al Banna, Fatima Saeed Mutrif, Fayza Al Meshajer, Hamda Mohamed Alrezi, Hamdah Abdulla Mohammed, Hessa Abdulaziz Mohammad Abbasi, Hessa Dafoos Almehair, Hind bin Demaithan, Iman Abdulla Mohamed Sharif, Janet Bellotto, Karen Oremus, Khadija Yousuf Ali Nasser, Khoula Ali Amin Ahli, Mariam Abdulla Al Thahab, Mahra Albu Fasala, Maitha Ali, Maitha bin Demithan, Marco Sosa, Mariam AlMullla, Mariam Saeed Al Shamsi, Maryam Alsuwaidi, Maryam Sultan Al Nahyan, Mashael Al Qasemi, Meera Al Alyak, Michele Bambling, Mouza Al Shamisi, Muna Mahdi, Najlaa Saud Al Shafi, Naz Shahrokh, Nauf Al Shaikh, Noora Dahkan, Reem Rashed Al Murar, Reem Omar, Salma Ali, Samira Adam, Sara Almuhairi, Shamsa Ali Al Omaira, Shahad Abdulla Al Amro, Shahad Hamad Abdulla, Shaima Yousuf , Shatha Yousef, Sumaya Aqil, Wadima Ghanem Al Mazrui, Yvonne Lammerich, Zahra Abdulamir Habib

Shifting to Dubai Marina

Some photos from our new apartment. We’re moving next week. If you were ever going to come and visit us in Dubai, the next two years are your prime opportunity. We’ll be a five minute walk to the beach and right on the Marina. The best part is that it is actually less expensive than our current apartment. We’re definitely taking advantage of the Dubai real estate recession.
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