GoDubai
  
  
  
  
Citylife > Press Release
  Home Contact us Add to Favourites
Most Recent Postings
More Press Releses
Featured Sections

Event Finder
A daily roundup of exhibitions, promotions and other events in Dubai and the rest of the Emirates.
Submit an Event
Latest Dubai Press Releases >> Event and Exibitions

 
  Share
  • Over 40 submissions selected by the Authority's judging panel 
  • SIKKA Art Fair is a flagship event of Dubai Art season, the Emirate's annual city-wide celebration of arts and culture 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 10 February 2018:   Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate's dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has announced its line-up of artists for the eighth edition of the SIKKA Art Fair 2018. Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice Chairman of Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA will take place from 17th to 26th March 2018 at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. 
 
The judging panel assessed a record number of over 200 submissions to select the 45 final artworks for SIKKA Art Fair 2018, where emerging UAE and GCC-based artists are commissioned to work either individually or in collaboration to produce site-specific work that will be showcased across many of Al Fahidi Neighbourhood's houses and open-air spaces. The fair also offers the public a unique opportunity to enjoy a rich programme of exciting exhibitions, art installations, workshops, film, music and performing arts.
 
Abdulla Al Hammadi, Acting Director of Projects and Events at Dubai Culture, commented: “SIKKA Art Fair supports our leadership's wider efforts to boost cultural activity within the UAE and encourage projects and initiatives that promote the country's cultural products. The cultural sector plays an important role in supporting the UAE's economic development, as well as in consolidating the nation's international position and competitiveness, and SIKKA contributes to this by strengthening the future of arts across the region, celebrating national talents, and increasing the presence of UAE youth in the country's cultural scene.”
 
Abdulla Al Hammadi added: “We are very delighted that SIKKA Art Fair has grown year on year. We received double the number of applications for the 2018 edition compared to 2017, which complements Dubai Culture's aim to grow the number of SIKKA participants, encourage artists to showcase their work on various platforms at the fair, and engage the community to celebrate the region's home-grown talent. This year's submissions show that SIKKA Art Fair has grown in diversity, especially in terms of the artists taking part, who have not only met the selection standards but also raised the bar for the quality of submissions, which furthers our efforts to position Dubai as a city of happy, creative and empowered people who are proud of their cultural identities.”
 
The artists have been selected for SIKKA Art Fair 2018 are: Abdulla Bin Suqat, Ahlam AlBannai, Ahmed AlAnzi, Alan Mongey, Alan Thomas, Alia Sultan Aljoker, Amna AlBlooshi, Anatoliy Kharkhurin, Ariadna Ozmeric, Badr Abbas, Bahar Al Bahar , Banu Colak, Christopher Benton, Christopher Kapsaroff, Eman Al Hashemi, Fatimah AlDawood, Fatimah AlMohsen, Fatma Fairooz, Francoise Palsterman, Hamda AlFalasi, Hamed AlBusta, Hassan Bello, Jana Bou Reslan, Jomana Issmaiel, Joshwa Watts and Zayed University students, Jumana AlShaikh, Khalil AlMansoori, Lamya AlShamsi, Mahmoud Dayoub, Mark Barretto, Maryam Khaled, Mariam Abdulla Ketait, Mohamad AlOlama, Mohammad AlFalasi, Mukesh Shah, Najla Al-Khalifa, Nadine Noureldin, Najoud AlMushawih, Noor Shamma, Ola Dajani, Patrick Lichty, Ramy Abdelnour, Raudha Al Ghurair, Reem Saeed, Richard Ketley, Rowdha AlSayegh, Sawsan Al Bahar, Sharan Budhrani, Shereen Saifudeen, Sidika Juma, Sofiane Si Merabet, Yoshita Ahmed, Yousef AlZaabi, Zena Adhami.
 
SIKKA Art Fair complements the city-wide activation of cultural events that will take place during the fifth edition of Dubai Art Season, which will run throughout March and April 2018 and feature events such as the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, Art Dubai, DIFC Art Nights and the Middle East Film & Comic Con, among an array of other creative initiatives in the Emirate. 
 
Dubai Culture aims to enhance Dubai's cultural scene and draw attention to the Emirate's rich heritage with a variety of initiatives that take place throughout the year. The Authority's mandate is to build bridges of constructive dialogue between different civilisations and cultures through enriching initiatives that benefit the Emirate's citizens, residents and visitors.
 
The ten-day programme for #SIKKA18 will be released later this month. 



Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
Viewed 10760 times
Posted on : Saturday, February 10, 2018  
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of GoDubai.com.
Previous Story : UAE-based artist pays tribute to HH Sheikh Zayed through his magnificent artwork
Next Story : MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents aeronautical artwork "Nose Art” by French photographer Manolo Chré...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine

Comments

Back to Top  
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
GUESS Trend Alert | The Summer Blues
Hair Rituel by Sisley Now available at Paris Gallery
Beautiful Freaks
Alfahim Announces New Three-year Partnership With UAE Triathlon Federation
Danube Properties launches Dh550 million Lawnz project at International City, ad...
Samsung Introduces Sunrise Gold and Coral Blue Editions for the Galaxy S9 and S9+
UAE Team Emirates Blend Youth and Experience as They Announce Line-up for Italia...
Back to the 90s with GUESS Originals
RAYMOND WEIL Freelancer ACDC Limited Edition
Shop and earn Skywards Miles at The Dubai Mall
The Rado True Open Heart Automatic
Keep cool with Marks & Spencer's linen collection
Tommy Hilfiger introduces latest SS18 women's watch collection
TAG Heuer celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gulf victory in the 24 Hours of...
Realty exhibition brings plethora of investment opportunities for expat Indians
Skyline Suhoor Night 2018
What's better than a good breakfast on your Birthday? One that is free!
The 22nd edition of Indian Property Show to take place in Dubai from 21-23 June 2018
Eberhard & Co. Scafograf Black Sheep
Dubai Tourism Launches State-of-the-art Airport Installation to Inspire Dxb Tran...
Make a style statement on your wrist
Learn to enhance your body and home energy quotient
EU Reinforces Position at the Forefront of Global Energy Transformation, Says IRENA
Fatima Bint Hazza Inaugurates Abu Dhabi Ladies' Club
Sharjah's Economic Realities Focal Point of Statistics and Community Development...
Saint Honore Allure Lady-Charming colour
KHDA accredited Parent Education Courses equip parents with positive parenting tools
Orolia Awarded $34 Million Contract to Deliver Personnel Recovery Devices to the...
TAG Heuer back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans
Abu Dhabi International Airport Achieves Sustainability Milestone
Emirates Motor Company wins prestigious global award for outstanding customer se...
Dubai Customs showcases its experience to Chinese delegates
RAYMOND WEIL celebrates the stellar world with the new Maestro Moon Phase
Abu Dhabi Airports Opens New Sleeping Facility for Transfer passengers in Terminal 3
DAMAC Properties to showcase five of its Dubai flagship properties at LPS Beijin...
Drive home in a Dodge RAM, dance with your favourite Looney Tunes stars and rev...
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Signs Agreement for Commercial System in U...
A Fresh New Look to the World's Oldest Islamic Bank
The New Limited Edition Bremont Endurance - Tested Beyond Endurance on Trans-ant...
Swiss Soccerr Star Ricardo Rodríguez Signs With Lucerne-based Watch Manufa...
Connected aircraft to save aviation industry $15 billion per year and 21.3 mill...
Zurich launches Allocated Passive funds, offering investors a new, simple, low-c...
Why The Global Sukuk Market Is Stalling In 2018
Audi A8 most innovative model of 2018
Malabar Gold & Diamonds conducted ‘Safety for All' training in association with ...
Commitment and Protection – the increasing importance of DIFC Wills amid economi...
Rashid Hospital becomes the first in Dubai to implement sacral nerve stimulation...
Making the leap from leasing to UAE home owner
Dubai Cares launches ‘WASH UP! Girl Talk' program in Zimbabwe to promote healthy...
Infinix Partners With Google to Launch New Mobile Innovation in the Middle East ...