Emirati artist Shamma Al Amri
Emirati artist Shamma Al Amri is passionate about the study of language and written text. Image Credit: Tashkeel

Visitors to Tashkeel this season until October 18 shouldn’t miss the opportunity to check out Emirati artist Shamma Al Amri’s exhibition “So To Speak”, which is a multi-medium collection of language-themed artworks.

Al Amri presents the exhibition as the crowning moment of her journey as a participant in Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Programme. The programme guides and supports artists in the UAE with a year of production, practice and critique which culminates in an exhibition, and Al Amri expresses her passion for the study of written Arabic, pedagogy and sacred texts which comes from her personal desire to engage with the Arabic language.

“Shamma’s culminating exhibition “So To Speak” underscores her commitment to learning and the lived experience, highlighting her extensive research into language and its expression through art,” said Lisa Ball-Lechgar, Deputy Director of Tashkeel. “With such a powerful range of works produced during her year on Tashkeel’s Critical Practice Programme, the impact of this sort of support for the UAE’s creative community is tangible.”

 So To Speak
The exhibition So To Speak runs until October 18 and all the works are available for sale. Image Credit: Tashkeel

Al Amri, a multidisciplinary artist, presents her new exhibition following a mentorship under the renowned typographer, writer and graphic designer, Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, as well as acclaimed Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem. Despite its singular focus, the exhibition is a varied body of work with a diversity of mediums including metal, wood, ink and paper, prints and plexiglass.

It runs from Sunday to Thursday from 10 o’clock on the morning until 10 o’clock at night, and on Fridays from 9am to noon, with entry open to all UAE residents free of charge and all the artworks available for sale.