al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art

al Mawrid is a research center and archive dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the visual arts of the Arab world. Through a range of activities that include fellowships, research projects, conferences and colloquia, as well as the construction of a unique open-access archive, al Mawrid aims to be a major resource for scholars, independent researchers, and for educational and art institutions.

The center’s archive encompasses the Arab Art Archive, which acquires primary source materials pertaining to modern and contemporary art across the Arab world, and the Akkasah Photography Archive, which documents different histories and practices of photography in the broader region with a focus on the UAE and the Gulf. al Mawrid’s research operation has two arms: one dedicated to formulating new analytic categories for the history of Arab art, and Haraka: Experimental Lab for Arab Art and Social Thought, which takes the intellectual life of the region as a starting point for exploring alternative modes of knowledge production about its societies and history.

The Center is part of the NYUAD Research Institute and works in collaboration with faculty in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences serving faculty research and undergraduate education.


al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art mourns the loss of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. We extend our condolences to members of the ruling family, the government of the United Arab Emirates, the people of the nation.

ينعى المورد المركز العربي لدراسة الفن وفاة صاحب السمو الشيخ خليفة بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة وحاكم أبوظبي. نتقدم بتعازينا لأفراد الأسرة الحاكمة، حكومة الإمارات العربية المتحدة وشعب الأمة

إنا لله وإنا إليه راجعون

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi

Center's Highlights

Salwa Mikdadi invited by H.E Salem Al Qassimi and H.E Hend Al Otaibi to speak at "Majlon" in Paris

On the Occasion of UNESCO's International Arts Education Week (23 May - 29 May), H.E Salem Al Qassimi and H.E Hend Al Otaibi extended an invitation to Salwa Mikdadi, Principal Investigator and Director of al Mawrid to speak on "Modernism in Arab Art." The Majlon was held at the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Paris, France. 


Events

  • Dates: December 6, 2021 - August 5, 2022

    This inaugural exhibition of al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art at New York University Abu Dhabi was commissioned by New York University’s 19 Washington Square North in New York.

    Organized by Haraka: Experimental Lab for Arab Art and Social Thought
    Curator: May Al-Dabbagh, Assistant Professor of Social Research and Public Policy

    For an overview of Sharbaka: Entanglement/Attunement, the inaugural exhibition of al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art, organized by Haraka Lab for 19 WSN in New York, see this brief video:


Contact Us

Email: nyuad.almawrid@nyu.edu
Phone: +971 2 6287871

Mailing / Physical address:

al Mawrid Arab Center for the Study of Art
Building C2-353, New York University Abu Dhabi,  
Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE