Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum curates a selection of pieces from two decades of collecting, in time for Quoz Arts Fest, on show at FN Designs through Jan 28
Dubai, UAE – 23 January 2024: In time for the annual Quoz Arts Fest taking place at Alserkal Avenue on January 27-28, the founder of Tashkeel has curated a selection of highlights from her private art collection, spanning two decades and including a range of leading Arab and international artists.
Sheikha Lateefa bint Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the art collector, curator, and artist who founded Tashkeel in 2008, has partnered with FN Designs to showcase some of her best-loved works, including pieces by celebrated Emirati artists such as Abdul Qadir Al Rais and Dr. Najat Makki, and UAE-based calligraphers Majid Alyousef and Wissam Shawkat.
Private Collection exhibition is unique in the diversity of its mediums, ranging from thousands of mirror fragments in the work of Monir Farmanfarmaian, to diamond dust sprinkled across Damien Hirst’s silkscreen Diligam Te Domine, and Korean artist Yong Rae Kwon’s stainless steel elements on canvas.
The exhibition also includes works by artists who have utilized Tashkeel’s workshops and professional facilities, including Manal AlDowayan’s Mother photograph from her I Am series; AlDowayan is the artist selected to represent the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the 60th Venice Biennale from April 2024. Two artists nurtured through Tashkeel’s mentorship programmes, Ruben Sanchez and Alonsa Guevara, are also featured in Sheikha Lateefa’s private collection.
Private Collection is a harmonious fusion of regional and international masterpieces, reflecting its curator's commitment to bridging cultural boundaries and celebrating the universal language of art. With a rich tapestry of styles, themes, and techniques on display, each piece tells a compelling story that transcends geographical confines, delivering a testament to Sheikha Lateefa’s unwavering dedication to the transformative power of art.
See the Private Collection exhibition through Saturday, January 28, at FN Designs in Alserkal Avenue.