My Country: Cristiana de Marchi


Date: March 2 - May 25, 2014
Location: 19 Washington Square North, New York

A writer and poet, Cristiana de Marchi shows through her work a deep attention to the power and influence of words, to the role of narratives, to the possibilities of word associations, and to meaningful breaks by embracing the idea that storytelling ultimately needs a gap from which to originate. My Country focuses on the controversial territory of language, messages of propaganda, and the theme of identity, treated by the artist from an ironic, acute, and witty perspective.

Cristiana de Marchi lives and works in Beirut and Dubai. She was educated at the University of Torino and University of Roma. Her work has been featured in over 20 group exhibitions and five solo shows taking place in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

Luca Barcellona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously


Date: March 2 - May 25, 2014
Location: NYUAD Campus, Abu Dhabi

Exhibition surveys the work of Italian calligrapher Luca Barcellona, whose style emerges from the intersection of graffiti and classic calligraphy. The artist has painted a new mural especially for the NYUAD campus, and the exhibition features more than 50 of his original works. His lettering has been used by companies such as Carhartt, Nike, Sony BMG, and Volvo; his work has been exhibited in Milan, Australia, and The Netherlands. Lazy Dog press recently published an illustrated survey of his work, also titled Take Your Pleasure Seriously. This exhibition of Barcellona's work was initiated by Goffredo Puccetti, graphic designer and professor at NYUAD.

The exhibitions are open to the public weekly.

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Past Exhibitions

Mind/Body: Body Art and Performance in the Gulf Area
September 19 2013 - November 2013

Solo Exhibitions — Mohammed Kazem, Jessica Mein
24 February 2013 – 2 May 2013

Held Back by Reem Al Gaith
10 January 2013 – 16 February 2013

Sisters: An Exhibition of Photographs by Nadia Benchallal
27 September 2011 – 15 November 2012

Yasser Alwan: Contemporary Photography in the Middle East
29 September 2011 – 27 January 2012

Bahar Behbahani: The Chronicle of Her Innocence
29 September 2011 – 27 January 2012

Lara Baladi: Hope
28 February 2011 – 20 May 2011

Cosmopolitan Ideas for Global Citizens
4 January 2011 – 18 February 2011

The 99: Islamic Superheroes
27 September 2010 – 10 December 2010

The Cosmopolitans: Photographs by Zubin Shroff
17 February 2010 – 14 May 2010

Andrew Moore: The Urban Landscape of Abu Dhabi
8 December 2009 – 11 January 2010