Hassan Sharif, Cardboard and Coir
Exhibition But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, 1988-2008

Open to the Public


Location NYUAD Art Gallery

The UAE has, and has had, many creative communities, both apparent and unknown. This exhibition focuses on one such formation, sometimes called “the 5,” a number that in fact varied in the decades framing the 1990s. It had at its core an intersection of artists, writers, and filmmakers from the UAE, South Asia, and Europe.

Image credit: Hassan Sharif, Cardboard and Coir, 1999

Hassan Sharif Artist

Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim Artist

Abdullah Al Saadi Artist

Mohammed Kazem Artist

Hussein Sharif Artist

Vivek Vilasini Artist

Jos Clevers Artist

Ebtisam Abdulaziz Artist