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to Nov 4

WAREHOUSE421: Cohort 5

Community and Critique: SEAF 2017/2018


This exhibition represents a culmination of a year-long engagement in the Salama bin Hamdan Emerging Artists program (SEAF).  The Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (SHF), in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design, welcomes a group of emerging artists from across the UAE to participate in this unique educational program designed to encourage and foster artistic growth and development.

Through 4 November 2018


The SEAF program consists of four pillars; the artistic development process, the critique process, the immersive studio practice, and an online community for participating artists.  Through on-site teaching in Abu Dhabi, an educational visit to the United States, mentoring, online discussions, and 24/7 access to their studio throughout the year, Fellows are able to develop their artistic skills, establish a greater understanding of their own work and its influences, and strengthen their ability to articulate their ideas. 

Community and critique are mutually supportive where rigorous inquiry, analysis, and reflection support the advancement of content and form in one’s process and work. Access to materials, techniques, and methods support the development of ideas, and form reveals itself through multiple iterations of the work itself. As we finish the program’s fifth year with enthusiasm and a commitment to the future of the program, we reflect on its impact on individuals, as well as on its role in the UAE’s vibrant and ever evolving artistic community.

Fellowship suggests togetherness. These sixteen artists have worked side by side all year in a studio-based community, supporting one another by exchanging knowledge and critical dialogue along the way. Bringing their works into Warehouse421 means stepping outside the intimacy of the SEAF studios, into the culture and community of the city. Presenting their work in a professional space provides an opportunity to share and speak about it with others; and thus becomes an important moment within their continuing process.

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to Apr 30

NYUAD Garden Speak (times not specified)

Tania El Khoury - Gulf Premiere

Gardens Speak

Interactive Sound Installation | Performance (separate English and Arabic events)

When / Friday - Monday, Apr 27 - 30 - Various Times

Where / The Red Theater

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An interactive sound installation sharing oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens.

“even the dead will not be safe from the enemy if he wins.”– Walter Benjamin

Across Syria, many gardens conceal the dead bodies of activists and protesters who adorned the streets during the early periods of the uprising. These domestic burials play out a continuing collaboration between the living and the dead. The dead protect the living by not exposing them to further danger at the hands of the regime. The living protect the dead by conserving their identities, telling their stories, and not allowing their deaths to become instruments to the regime.

Gardens Speak is an interactive sound installation containing the oral histories of ten ordinary people who were buried in Syrian gardens. Each narrative has been carefully constructed with the friends and family members of the deceased to retell their stories as they themselves may have recounted it. They are compiled with found audio that evidences their final moments. Working with the friends and family of the deceased, the stories have been carefully constructed to be retold as they themselves may have recounted it.

“This piece will change the way you think” – What’s on Stage

“Eerily absorbing” – Evening Standard

“Out of the most specific experience, Tania El Khoury crafts something massive.” -Paul Mason, Channel 4

Tania El Khoury is a live artist working in London and Beirut. She creates interactive installations and performances in which the audience is an active collaborator. Tania’s work has been shown in five continents in spaces ranging from museums to cable cars. She is the recipient of the Total Theatre Innovation Award and the Arches Brick Award. Tania is co-founder of Dictaphone Group, an urban research and site-specific performance collective in Beirut.


  • Shortlisted for the Artraker Award 2014
  • Artsadmin Artist Bursary Scheme, London, 2013
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to Oct 8

NYUAD Compagnia TPO - Farfalle in the Black Box Theater

UAE Debut

Compagnia KäfigTPO - Farfalle

Family, Dance, and Interactive Media

When / Thursday, Sep 28 @ 10am & 6pm | Friday & Saturday, Sep 29 & 30 @ 10am, 3pm, & 6pm | Sunday, Oct 1 @ 10am & 6pm | Thursday, Oct 5 @ 10am & 6pm | Friday & Saturday, Oct 6 & 7 @ 10am, 3pm, & 6pm | 2017

Where / The Black Box

Children of all ages will be delighted as two dancers paint on air, immersing the audience in a colorful environment made of music and digital images.

“…Compose lullabies with your feet, chase caterpillars on your bottom and get ready to interact with a theatrical experience designed for the eyes, ears, knees…Images and sounds are created in real time, making the audience the artists as well the two performers…” – OneSuffolk Review

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