© 2019 by Malda Smadi.

B.1987, Damascus, Syria

Lives and works in Dubai, UAE

 

Education

2019   /   Online Certification, Sexing the Canvas: Art and Gender, The University of Melbourne on Coursera.org

2008   /   BFA in Visual Communication, concentration in Creative Advertising, American University in Dubai, UAE

 

Fellowships

2016 - 17   /   Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship, Abu Dhabi, UAE

 

Group Exhibitions

2019   /   House of Failure, Tashkeel, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2018   /   Cry Me a River, Damac Smart Heights, Dubai, UAE

2017   /   Art: Process & Practice (Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship), Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2016   /   Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award at Citywalk, Dubai, UAE

           /   Rebirth/Transitions, Pro Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
           /   Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2008   /   VC ‘08 Final Project, The Courtyard Gallery, Dubai, UAE

 

 

Public Projects

2019   /   Launched In Transit Archives [ Intransitarchives.me ], a series of conversations with women based in the UAE

           /   Mural painting with Blank Canvas at Al Wasla Festival, Burj Park, Dubai, UAE

2015   /   Apprenticeship with visiting Columbian artist Nicolas Paris, Sheikha Salama Little Artists Program, Art Dubai, UAE

           /   Restart The Art competition, thejamjar, Dubai, UAE

2006   /   Co-design Flight of the Falcons public art project, AUD, Dubai, UAE

 

Awards

2016   /   1st Place Winner - Fine Arts category, Sheikha Manal Young Artist Award, Dubai, UAE

Media Coverage

2018  /    Sculpture series OMG Boobies! featured on the show BBC Xtra for BBC Arabic, and on online articles for CNN Arabia

               Mille World, Scene Arabia, Raseef 22 and Miraa.

               www.milleworld.com

               www.arabic.cnn.com

               www.raseef22.com