Summer showcase: Over 100 artists take part in ‘Made in Tashkeel’ 2024 - GulfToday

Summer showcase: Over 100 artists take part in ‘Made in Tashkeel’ 2024


Artists and audience at Made in Taskheel 2024.

Muhammad Yusuf, Features Writer

Tashkeel, an incubator of visual art and design and a commercial consultancy rooted in the UAE established in Dubai in 2008 by Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has opened the 14th Made in Tashkeel exhibition, an annual collection of curated artworks, at FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue (June 11 – Aug. 27). Every year, Made in Tashkeel displays work from long-standing members of the Tashkeel art collective, as well as new exhibitors and instructors, artists-in-residence, workshop participants and past exhibitors, presenting a range of new artworks that use a diverse range of materials and media. “Featuring such a large number of participations underlines the ongoing growth and success of Tashkeel’s platforms and programmes in supporting artistic development throughout the UAE and the region,” says the arts major.

Tashkeel Founder and Director, Sheikha Lateefa Bint Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has once again curated this year’s exhibition, selecting the more than 100 exhibiting artists from the UAE and beyond. Their artworks cover a range of media, including fine art, sculpture, mixed media, jewellery, photography, digital art and graphic design. Some of the materials used by the artists this year also include vegan silk, stainless steel, clay, paper, gold, sand and artificial intelligence. 

The wide range of artists include Emirati talent, residents of the UAE and international art makers. About 20 Emirati artists are featured in this year’s showcase and artists also come from countries including Germany, Russia, Japan, Jordan, Egypt, Pakistan, India, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. “Tashkeel is a popular, dynamic and valued hub for art and design in the UAE and wider Middle East and beyond. Our primary aim is to provide facilities, space and programmes that enable our artists and the larger practitioner community to explore vast creative opportunities and deliver their best work. The opportunities and resources we provide are also to keep artistic expression accessible for persons of all ages and abilities,” said Karam Hoar, Marketing & Communications Manager, Tashkeel.  “With more exhibiting artists than ever before, there is a breathtaking range of depth of work on display,” he added.

Artworks at Made in Tashkeel 2024.

Made in Tashkeel exhibiting artists are: Aanchal Jain; Abdalla Almulla; Abeer Al Edani; Abeer Loan; Agnes Sheikh; Ali Al Ali; Ali Bahmani; Alia & Maitha Damithan; Amal Al Remeithi; Anastasia Gaponenko; Angelika Adam; Anja Bamberg; Areen Hassan; Asma Lakhdhar; Asma Thabet; Badr Abbas; Bassem Boules; Behnoosh Feiz; Berna Eyuboglu; Bhuvaneswari LN; Boushra Almutawakel; Carla Bertonnaud Yeoh; CharLes; Chie Nakano; Debjani Bhardwaj; Debjani Bhardwaj & Mohammed Al Attar; Dr. Hawa Bi Khan; Eemaan Bano Rahman; Elham Shafaei; Elyazia Aljassimi; Faisal Al Rais; Fatima Jawad; Ghanim Mubarak; Hamad Alshamsi; Hend Almurid; Hessa Khaled Al Mualla; Huda Al Aithan; Ibrahim Zaki; Imran Liyakhath Ali Khan; Javad bin Kuthub; Jehan Ali; Judite Serafim; Judy El Hassan; Karam Hoar; Karine Roche; Kavita Sriram; Khalid Alastad; Khanjan Soni; Khawla Abu Saleh; Koushal Choudhary; Lateefa bint Maktoum; Liudmila Panenkova; Maged Sheroubi; Maha Zeibak; Mai Majdy; Maitha Demithan; Marion King; Menekse Seyma KAYA; Mitali Sampat; Moammer Jaber; Mohamed Ali; Mohamed Hussein; Mohammad Fikree; Mohammed Alastad; Morvarid Mohammad; Mouna Fersi; Mousa Al Raeesi; Mouza Al Mansoori; Mozhdeh Zandieh-Grayson; Najat Al Shejni; Nazli Abdul Cader; Neveen Abu Samra; Omaima Hidmi; Pramod Narayanrao; Priyathanya Ramanath; Rana Kassem; Rand Alkishtaini; Rania Elsalamony; Rania Naccour; Ranim Al Halaky; Rashid Al Mulla; Renata Athanasio; Ria Sharma; Rima Moukahal; Roshini Pochont; Sahar Bonyanpour; Salama Al Falacy; Salim Ahmed; Sarah Al Emadi; Sarah El Hawary; Shahd Ali Sumairi; Sonu Sultania; Sue Ming Ng; Sumedha Goel; Sunju Kwon; Tania Hayek; Tarek Basha; Turkan Umit Sule; Vitalina Sousa; Wafa Hasher Maktoum; Wei Meng; Yasmin Naeem; Yulia Gorgaeva; Zeina Adra; and Zeina Hermes-Rifai.

Tashkeel’s facilities allow production, experimentation and discourse and its annual programme of training, residencies, workshops, talks, exhibitions, international collaborations and publications aims to further practitioner development, public engagement and lifelong learning. Its commercial services seek to embed UAE-made art and design in society and the economy. Tashkeel’s commercial services include consultancy, ranging from advisory, sales, design and production services and special projects for a wide range of clients; training, meaning the development and delivery of art-based learning for the education, cultural, public and private sectors; membership, which provides access for the creative community to facilities and studios to research, experiment, make and collaborate; printing and cutting services of laser-cutting, fine art/photography and risograph printing; and retail, which consists of selling UAE-made art and design products instore and online, as well as across a nationwide network of partners.

Tashkeel’s incubator initiatives include Tanween, which takes a cohort of UAE-based designers through a one-year skills development programme, steering a product inspired by the UAE from concept to completion; critical practice, which invites visual artists to embark on a one-year skills development programme of working in the studio; mentorship and training, culminating in a major solo presentation; residencies at Tashkeel or abroad, ranging in duration and often in partnership with international partners; Make Works UAE, an online platform connecting creatives and fabricators that enables designers and artists access to the UAE manufacturing sector and exhibitions and fairs that highlight innovation and excellence, and grow an audience for art & design in the UAE.

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