This exhibition unveils artworks from His Excellency Dr. Zaki Nusseibeh’s private collection for the first time

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National Pavilion UAE announces publication of the first comprehensive monograph for Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim
The monograph will be the first comprehensive publication on the Emirati artist, covering his biomorphic abstraction paintings of the 1980s, his Land Art experiments and immersive installations of the 1990s, and the evolution of his papier-mâché sculptures over the last two decades. 
Art Daily | March 01, 2022

Installation Capturing Pandemic Wins 2021 Ithra Art Prize
On August 30, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) announced Tunis-born, Berlin-based conceptual artist Nadia Kaabi-Linke as the winner of the 4th Ithra Art Prize.
Art Asia Pacfici | September 01, 2021

NYU Abu Dhabi is on a Mission to Preserve Arab Visual Art
Inside the new ‘Arab Center for the Study of Art’.
Mille | January 22, 2021

Center for the study of Arab art opens in Abu Dhabi
The Arab Center for the Study of Art has opened at New York University Abu Dhabi.
The World News Monitor | January 14, 2021

New Abu Dhabi art centre sets to reshape ‘historical narrative’
The Arab Center for the Study of Art, opened in New York University’s Abu Dhabi campus, aims to use a multi-disciplinary approach to better contextualise Arab visual arts in Asia and North Africa.
The Arab Weekly | January 14, 2021

Center for the Study of Arab Art Opens in Abu Dhabi
The Arab Center for the Study of Art has opened at New York University Abu Dhabi. 
Future DXB | January 14, 2021

Aiming to Revise Canon, Arab Art Center Opens at NYU Abu Dhabi
New York University Abu Dhabi has opened its Arab Center for the Study of Art, which is dedicated to research on the visual art and photography of Western Asia and North Africa.
Art News | January 13, 2021

The region's first academic centre for the study of Arab art opens in Abu Dhabi
'We need to set our own standards, our own historical narrative about this region from this region', says Salwa Mikdadi, a professor of art history at NYUAD.
The National | January 13, 2021

New Barjeel display promotes parity with equal split of artworks by men and women
Melissa Gronlund discusses the significance of the pieces on view and the show’s art historical accuracy.
The National | December 22, 2020

'Archives tell us different stories about how things were': Inside the journey to document Modern Arab art
Iraqi-American art historian Nada Shabout is overcoming the challenges of creating a comprehensive archive on the genre.
The National | June 09, 2020

The influential female voices shaping the UAE art scene
Salwa Mikdadi, associate professor of art history at NYUAD, is considered one of ten influential voices in the creative landscape of the UAE today.
The National | March 23, 2018