Courtesy Abbas Akhavan

Dates: 13 – 20 March 2011
Times: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday 13:00 – 18:00
Private view: 12 March 2011, 18:00 – 20:00

International artists Abbas Akhavan (Iran/Canada) and Tobias Collier (UK) have been in residence at House 44 – as part of a programme now known as A.i.R Dubai – in Al Bastakiya, Dubai with Emirati artists Shamma Al AmriShaikha Al Mazrou and Hind Bin Demaithan.

For Art Week, House 44 will be transformed into an exhibition space showcasing the artistic outcomes of the residencies, alongside works produced through previous Delfina Foundation residencies with Basel Abbas + Ruanne Abou-Rahme (Palestine) courtesy of Rose Issa Projects, Rana Begum (UK), Nisrine Boukhari (Syria) in collaboration with AllArtNow, and Nathaniel Rackowe (UK).

Meanwhile at Art Dubai, two of House 44’s residents Abbas Akhavan and Shaikha al Mazrou have been commissioned to make new works as part of Art Dubai Projects, the fair’s not-for-profit programme, which also featured two former Delfina Foundation residents Hrair Sarkissian and Oraib Toukan. Works by the remaining House 44 residents will be on view at stand A4 with Tashkeel, one of our partners on House 44.

Student Day Activities

Tuesday, 15th March & Thursday, 17th March 201
Artist tours of House 44: 10:00 – 15:00
Presentations at House 19: 11:00 – 12:00

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, Delfina Foundation and Tashkeel present different residency models to art students with current and previous artists-in-residence discussing their practice and experiences.