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  • 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. 



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