Artist Biography

Afra Al Dhaheri, an Emirati artist Born in 1988, raised in the UAE. In her works she expresses herself in various mediums including mixed media, sculpture, drawing, painting, installation, photography, and printmaking. Her practice is heavily process based driven by her constant material explorations. Afra had been a part of “Emirati Expressions 2011 and 2015”, an intern at the Guggenheim Museum New York, and an intern at the Venice Biennale 2011. Her exposure to different art scenes influenced her to develop a pop up art collective project where she collaborates with other artists to develop a theme for a show to work within and then curate a show at spaces alternative to the traditional art venues; “ARTwec” project. in 2014 she completed The Sheikha Salama Emerging Artists Yearlong Fellowship in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design. In 2015 she joined Rhode Island School of Design Painting MFA program. Her First Solo show was hosted by T+H Gallery, Boston.

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