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Shamma Al Amri received a master’s degree

in

culture

and

creative

industries, and a bachelor’s degree in

art

and

design

from

Zayed

University where she was part of the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Young Leaders Program. Known for her diverse use of media, she has participated in a number of local and international the

2010

exhibitions,

Shanghai

including

World

Expo.

Al Amri co-founded The Nomad Box Project, which presented contemporary local arts to the public in a renovated shipping container that toured Dubai. She also belongs to the Five Art Beats collective, which is located in a studio/gallery space

Shamma Al Amri, b. 1985 Burj, 2010 Pinhole photograph, 40 x 30

in Dubai’s Bastakiya district. She is a current recipient of the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, organized in partnership with the

Rhode Island School of Design. Al Amri lives and works in Dubai.

Higher Colleges of Technology, both in Dubai. He later enrolled in local and international photography courses to develop his artistic skills. Al Attar has exhibited throughout the UAE and abroad, including at the 2013 Sharjah Biennial

and

the

Archaeological

Museum of Thessaloniki in Greece. He was selected for the 2013 A.i.R. (Artist-in-Residence) Dubai Program —a partnership between Art Dubai, London’s

Ammar Al Attar, b. 1981 Photograph, 32 x 48

Ammar Al Attar obtained a master’s degree

in

international

business

from the University of Wollongong and a bachelor’s degree in business information 36

technology

from

Delfina

Foundation,

the

Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and

Fish Market I, 2014

the

Tashkeel gallery. He is also a member of the Emirates Photography Society, Abu Dhabi International Photographic Society, and the Emirates Fine Arts Society. Al Attar currently lives and works in Ajman.

UAE I PAST FORWARD: CONTEMPORARY ART FROM THE EMIRATES

Profile for Palm Beach Show Group

LA Art Show Catalogue 2015  

LA Art Show Catalogue 2015