Shamma Al Amri received a master’s degree
industries, and a bachelor’s degree in
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
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
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
from the University of Wollongong and a bachelor’s degree in business information 36
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, and
Fish Market I, 2014
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.
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