The NYUAD Art Gallery Launches New Public Program

Installation view of Her Royal Highness Queen Maryam III and Her Royal Highness Queen Maryam IV, 2020. Marble statues. Commissioned by The NYUAD Art Gallery⁠.

The program responds to The Art Gallery's ongoing born-digital exhibition, "not in, of, along, or relating to a line"

Press Release

The NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Art Gallery has announced its inaugural spring public program titled Navigating Digital Identities as part of its current fully virtual exhibition, not in, of, along, or relating to a line.

Launching on Wednesday, March 24, the program brings  together academics, renowned scientists, and global artists to discuss identity and technology. This series of conversations will  delve into topics such as our physical relationship to technology and the digital space, real and virtual identities, as well as electronic storytelling and identity, among others. 

Navigating Digital Identities is open to the public, virtually. The NYUAD Art Gallery invites audiences to participate in discussions to explore  how they frame, and even how to reclaim  their own digital identities.

The Histories We Create is the first conversation of the program with more to follow, exploring the creation and emanation of narratives in the digital space. NYUAD Associate Professor of Digital Humanities David Wrisley and Director and Head Researcher of the Al Hamra National Museum Maryam Al Hamra will be drawing from their respective backgrounds discussing the ways in which digital curation can shape our identity.

This program accompanies the virtual exhibition not in, of, along, or relating to a line, which is on view until July 10, 2021. Co-curated by Chief Curator at NYUAD and Executive Director of The NYUAD Art Gallery, Maya Allison, and NYUAD faculty member and artist, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, this exhibition features nine artists and art collectives who make visible both the restrictions and the freedoms of digital culture, and explore how identities and histories are created, transformed, or invented through our relationship with technology. 


About NYU Abu Dhabi

NYU Abu Dhabi is the first comprehensive liberal arts and science campus in the Middle East to be operated abroad by a major American research university. NYU Abu Dhabi has integrated a highly-selective liberal arts, engineering and science curriculum with a world center for advanced research and scholarship enabling its students to succeed in an increasingly interdependent world and advance cooperation and progress on humanity’s shared challenges. NYU Abu Dhabi’s high-achieving students have come from 115 nations and speak over 115 languages. Together, NYU's campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai form the backbone of a unique global university, giving faculty and students opportunities to experience varied learning environments and immersion in other cultures at one or more of the numerous study-abroad sites NYU maintains on six continents.