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A significant feature of Tarek Al-Ghoussein's work over the years has been the merger of landscapes, self-portraiture, and interaction with the spaces he photographs.

Personal History in Image and Artifact

Tarek Al-Ghoussein's latest creative work, a mixed-media presentation called K Files, is the autobiographical product of his unusual personal history: a Kuwaiti of Palestinian origin, he grew up largely in New York, Washington, DC, and Tokyo, and studied at NYU New York and in New Mexico.  

In the News

NYUAD arts and humanities faculty and researchers are frequently featured in the local and international media.

UAE's 50th anniversary to be marked in Washington with an art exhibition
Presented by The Middle East Institute's Arts and Culture Centre and the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, it will feature works of 12 artists from the Emirates.
The National | November 24, 2021

Louvre Abu Dhabi and Richard Mille Art Prize announce artists’ shortlist
Louvre Abu Dhabi and Swiss watchmaking brand Richard Mille have revealed the names of seven shortlisted artists for The Richard Mille Art Prize.
Gulf Today | October 24, 2021

How UAE-based artist Stephanie Neville uses textile art to process loneliness
Holding a portrait of her husband drawn on a white linen cloth, Stephanie Neville sews long stitches across a part of his face, leaving it incomplete with loose thread hanging out.
Arab News | January 21, 2021

Covid-19: how a team from NYU Abu Dhabi created a hands-free device to open doors
Created to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, the device allows people to use their feet.
The National | May 23, 2021


UAE Artists Explore Evolution Of The Country's Cultural Eco-System
Abu Dhabi, has hosted its latest CulturAll Conversations virtual event, in which a panel of leading Emirati and UAE-based artists engaged in a thought-provoking debate on the country’s cultural scene.
Middle East Events | June 13, 2020

Photography: Tarek Al Ghoussein's Al Sawaber at The Third Line, Dubai
The Kuwaiti-Palestinian artist's latest exhibition examines the traces of lives left behind in the doomed Al Sawaber housing estate.
The National | November 29, 2017