17 best art exhibitions in Dubai this week

New shows at Ajyad Gallery, ArtSpace, Al Sawa and more

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Wednesday 11

Najat Makki
The Emirati artist, who was born in Bur Dubai, is exhibiting her abstract and polka dot, pattern-inspired paintings as part of a joint exhibition.
Until September 15. Ajyad Gallery, DIFC (04 351 3456).

Passing the Crisis: Rezan Sadeghzadeh
A collection of oil paintings inspired by female apprehensions, hopes and fears.
Until October 15. Ayyam Gallery Dubai, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 6242).

Thursday 12

Alina Gallo and Talin Hazber
The two exciting artists will be showcasing their work created during a two-month residency at the gallery, which includes sand sculptures.
Until September 18. Thejamjar, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 341 7303).

Eternal Feeling
A multi-talented artist, painter, sculptor and musician, Kofi Agorsor’s paintings explore human relationships. The Ghanaian’s playful creations are the first exhibition at a new gallery and Agorsor will attend the opening night.
Until October 29. Baginskaya Gallery, Jumeirah Lake Towers (050 556 2210).

Friday 13

The Universe of Patterns
A study by architect André Meyer about how contemporary geometric design can reflect the modern Middle East.
Until September 21. Swiss Art Gate, Swiss Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 395 8782).

KHOSH BOSH! Beirut – An Identity Adrift
This show explores the essence of the Lebanese capital through multi-layered artworks.
Until October 31. The Mojo Gallery, Unit 33, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 6367).

Saturday 14

Intangible Experiences, Arrangements and Manoeuvres
An exhibition featuring Charbel-Joseph H Boutros and Stéphanie Saadé, in a show which showcases various tangible materials to reproduce intangible experiences.
Until September 30. XVA Gallery. Building 7, Gate Village, DIFC (04 358 5117).

Modern Iraqi Art: A Collection
An extensive collection of works from Iraq’s modern masters including Faiq Hassan, Jewad Selim, Halim Karim, Hanaa Malallah and Mahmoud Obaidi.
Until September 27. Meem Gallery, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Quoz 3 (04 347 7883).

Mirror Garden
Iranian artist, Samira Alikhanzadeh’s mixed-media paintings focus on the effects of light movements in interior settings. The exhibition is inspired by the book Mirror Garden by Ahmad Shamlou.
Until October 20. ArtSpace, Gate Village 3, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 323 0820).

Sunday 15

The Devine is in the Detail: Aisha Khalid
This exhibition explores the relationship between precise geometry and spirituality. The name of the collection of images is a play on the phrase ‘the devil is in the detail’.
Until October 10. Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 323 5052).

Resonating Script
This show is a celebration of the rhythmic vibrancy of calligraphic art, exhibiting the creations of nine contemporary artists.
Until September 30. Mussawir Art Gallery, Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz 1 (04 388 1663).

Monday 16

The Young Collector’s Auction
With cheaper works starting at under Dhs4,000, this event offers the opportunity to buy exciting works from emerging international artists. The 75 lots includes paintings, photography, limited-edition prints, videos and installations.
7pm. Ayyam Gallery Dubai, Gate Village 3, DIFC (04 323 6242).

Ghazel | Family Tree (From the Me series)
An exhibition of performance art and photography based on the theme of family stories by an Iranian contemporary artist.
Until November 10. Carbon 12. Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz. (04 340 6016).

Moving Forms
Middle Eastern artist Mohammed Fassounaki showcases his paintings of observations of passing scenes of everyday life, alongside Alia Dawood’s drawings of built or incomplete constructions in Dubai, a ‘city-in-process’. Until October 9. Showcase Gallery, Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 379 0940).

Rawiya | She Who Tells a Story
A collective exhibition by four female photographers from across the Arab world who share intimate portraits of everyday life.
Until October 16. Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 380 8545).

Tuesday 17

Dialogue Degree Zero
Iraqi artist Saddam Jumaily is exhibiting his stylised paintings.
Until October 3. Art Sawa, DIFC (04 386 2366).

Jung Lee
A photographer from South Korea, who explores the subject of human relationships with haunting images of neon signs in desolate environments.
Until October 23. Green Art Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 346 9305).

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