Abdoulaye Konaté, Composition Bleue-gris, at the Efie Gallery. Image Credit: Instagram @efiegallery

Aref El Rayess

Until August 7, Sharjah Art Museum, Al Shuweiheen
Inspired by African travels and rich in different media, prolific Lebanese artist Aref El Rayess (1928–2005) is presented in his first major institutional exhibition by Sharjah Art Foundation and Sharjah Museums Authority with the support of the Aref El Rayess Foundation and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut.

Aref El Rayess’ large body of work is in an exhibition by Sharjah Art Museum, Al Shuweiheen. Image Credit: Instagram @sharjahart

Taus Makhacheva, A Space of Celebration

Until August 14, Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront
Moscow-born artist Taus Makhacheva works with large installations to bring the surreal into the forefront with her rebellious but also satirical style of art.

More Than Human

August 13-28, Alserkal Avenue
Performances, workshops, discussions, film screenings, exhibitions, they’re all a part of a packed summer calendar of performance art at Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.

Alserkal Avenue is hosting the More Than Human summer calendar full of art experiences. Image Credit: Instagram @alserkalavenue

Rana Samara, Inner Sanctuary

Until August 28, Zawyeh Gallery
Zawyeh Gallery, Dubai, is hosting young Palestinian artist Rana Samara and her new exhibition, Inner Sanctuary, showcasing a body of her work that explores her own intimate space and depicts the inside of the artist’s world.

Young Palestinian artist Rana Samara is exhibiting her work at the Zawyeh Gallery. Image Credit: Instagram @zawyeh

Made in Tashkeel 2022

Until August 31, Tashkeel Studio and Gallery
The 12th annual edition of Made in Tashkeel presents nearly 100 pieces by more than 40 artists from 22 countries, with a focus on the diversity of the UAE’s art scene.


Until August 31, Theatre of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
The Theatre of Digital Art is the first of its kind in the UAE, offering a 360-degree digital experience with a new show titled Extravaganza that takes viewers on a virtual trip to a meta reality universe…

Mindful Art Moments

Thursdays from August 21 until September 4, Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is hosting a Summer at the Museum program this year, with activities for all ages, including Mindful Art Moments, designed to relax the viewer by using art to improve mental health.

The Sown Seed

Until September 30, Efie Gallery, Al Khayat Art Avenue
The Sown Seed is a summer show at Dubai’s Erie Gallery featuring the works of Abdoulaye Konaté, Ablade Glover, Betty Acquah, Maggie Otieno, Rikki Wemega-Kwawu, Wiz Kudowor and Kwaku Yaro, an eclectic mix of artists with at least 30 years of experience behind them.

Fahd Burki, Daydreams

Until October 9, Jameel Arts Centre, Jaddaf Waterfront
Bringing together 15 years of work by Pakistani artist Fahd Burki, Daydreams is an exhibition that shows the evolution of Burki’s style over the years.