Fine Art colleagues, Daisy Gomez and Barry Stevens from our UAE office excellently oversaw all the requirements for this exhibition.
Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, D.C. and curated by Dirwaza Curatorial Lab, an Abu Dhabi-based creative incubator, While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE features works by 27 diverse female artists from across the UAE who span nationalities, generations, and artistic styles.
It celebrates and honors women who have contributed immensely to the development and progress of the UAE's vibrant and diverse creative landscape, while examining how indoor social spaces, like the living room, can foster community-building among women.
Among the exhibitors are digital artist Ghada Al Sayegh and installation artist Shaikha Al Ketbi whose works explore the individual subconscious. Also featured are abstract painters Dr. Najat Makki and Bénédicte Gimonnet who examine the concept of social collectives in their respective works.
“This exhibition celebrates the role of women as one that is essential to the building blocks of any nation or society. It also seeks to highlight the nature of exchange, community, and growth by bringing the intimate space of the living room to the foreground of the conversation.”
“Art has a special ability to connect diverse people and cultures, this collection of work celebrates women and the spaces that bring us together.”
The exhibition, while the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE runs from 23 September – 14 October at the Fathom Gallery in Georgetown. The exhibition is open to the public from 11:00AM to 6:00PM each day, except for October 12 and 13, and admission is free.