Hunna Art Gallery now representing Aliyah Alawadhi
The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Friday, July 19, 2024

Hunna Art Gallery now representing Aliyah Alawadhi
Aliyah Alawadhi, Liminal Tea Party II, 2022. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm.

ABU DHABI.- Hunna Art is now representing artist, writer and curator Aliyah Alawadhi (b.1996, UAE). Based in Abu Dhabi, she uses her works to examine the subtleties of growing up in an environment of constant cultural and industrial flux. These influences are communicated through themes of nostalgia, gender, mysticism, globalization and internet culture.

Aliyah Alawadhi's artistic universe is an expansive and uncanny world made of glitches and pastel colors, saturated with Khaleeji cultural references along hijacks of art history, inhabited by hyper-feminized women with exaggerated, bizarre features performing alternatively mundane and surreal acts, a world in which nostalgia cohabits with satire to better grasp the intricacies of the artist's childhood and early adulthood in the United Arab Emirates.

Born in the mid-nineties, Alawadhi is part of a generation for whom the material and the digital have always been inevitably intertwined and interconnected. It is a generation that grew up with seemingly endless access to information and whom, through the means of Facebook, Youtube, Reddit, Twitter and, in Alawadhi’s case, especially Tumblr, participated actively in Web 2.0 through the exchange of ideas and imaginaries, producing content and crafting identities through avatars that operated anonymously under usernames in digital, chosen, communities. For many, this window also provided an escape from a much more constricted real world, as it did for Alawadhi.

Aliyah Alawadhi received her BFA in Animation Design with a Minor in Curatorial Practices from Zayed University in 2020.

She was an editor and member of the Banat Collective, a grassroots project aimed at representing femme-centered artistry in the MENA region and was a chosen member of the 2020 Youth Assembly courtesy of Art Jameel, culminating in the Youth Takeover event hosted by the Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai. She was also one of the participating artists for the 101 initiative's inaugural sale, "Outside In, Inside Out" (2020) at Bait 15 curated by Munira Al Sayegh and Ghaith Abdulla, to promote non-gallery represented artists. She was also a fellow in the 8th cohort of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design.

Aliyah Alawadhi has appeared in several exhibitions locally and internationally, including "This lark sips at every pond" (2021) at Maisan15 in Dubai, "The Disappearing Art Show" (2021) at Alserkal Avenue, "Ybna Al3eid" (2022) at Bayt Al Mamzar in Dubai and the inaugural Banat Collective-curated exhibition “As We Gaze Upon Her” (2021-22) at Warehouse 421 as well as “East-East Vol. 4: The Curio Shop” (2021) held at HB Nezu in Tokyo.

Today's News

July 3, 2023

Exhibition showcases Ellsworth Kelly's evolving and wide-ranging approach to both portraiture and drawing

Almine Rech Shanghai opens American artist Xavier Daniels' second solo exhibition with the gallery

Setsuko exhibits ceramic and bronze sculptures, paintings, and works on paper in Gstaad

The man who pictured Ghana's rise at home and abroad

Japan's Native Ainu fight to restore a last vestige of their identity

Sean Kelly presents NXTHVN Cohort 4's RECLAMATION

Exhibition of Rita McBride's sculptural installations opens at Dia Beacon

Treasures from the Museo de Arte de Ponce displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Andrew Kreps Gallery opened exhibition by Tomie Ohtake: Organized in collaboration with Nara Roesler

Missoula ceramic sculptures in the Funk style of the 1960s and 1970s now open

ArchiVision: 10th anniversary of the Museum for Architectural Drawing Berlin

Voltaire, Jacques Necker, Joseph Bonaparte and Katharine McCormick now form the Portrait Gallery in Prangins Castle

Abstract painter Olivier Debré presented by Simon Lee Gallery in inaugural exhibition

Hunna Art Gallery now representing Aliyah Alawadhi

"Sporting Fashion: Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960" is on view at Munson

"Caragh Thuring: The Foothills of Pleasure" to end July 15th, Thomas Dane Gallery

Ladbroke Hall photography exhibition 'Buffalo: Future Generation' by Jamie Morgan nearing its end

New work by Glenn Kaino now on view at the Japanese American National Museum

'Max Cole: Breaking Day' on view at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art

Phaidon publishes a 30-year culmination of genre-breaking creativity by Dutch artist Michael Raedecker

Blum & Poe opens Christopher Hartmann's first solo exhibition with the gallery

High Museum of Art presents more than 200 masterworks of ancient Nubian art

Botswana and De Beers sign deal to continue rich diamond partnership

Debi Cornwall project chosen among eight nominated projects to win Prix Elysée 2023

Shining a Light on Art: Using LED Neon Tubes to Elevate Artistic Creations

What is Flash Tattoo Art? A Comprehensive Guide to Vibrant Ink Designs

Rainbow Threads: The Colorful Evolution of Pride Kilts

What Are Military Ribbons and Why Are They Awarded?

How To Make Life as a New Single Mom Easier in 5 Simple Steps

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Writer: Ofelia Zurbia Betancourt

Truck Accident Attorneys
Accident Attorneys

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful