Curatorial Statement

“Crafts Dialogue” is one of Irthi’s initiatives that seeks to merge the arts and crafts of the United Arab Emirates with global crafts. The program allows for a design and production dialogue between pairs of international and local designers to create collections that combine Emirati and European elements. This project is a result of a collaboration between the Barcelona-based “Creative Dialogue” cultural agency and Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council. The Crafts Dialogue project features a series of four limited-edition collections.

Curators: Samer Yamani & Farah Nasri

Featured Artists and Designers: Fatima Al Zaabi of Studio D04, Matteo Silverio, Sheikha bin Dhaher of Abjaad Studio, Adrian Salvador Candella of Estudio Savage, Ghaya Bin Mesmar, Mermeladea Estudio, Abdalla Al Mulla, and Pepa Reverter.

Featured Artisans: Zainab Hussain Abdelmuez, Sultana Ahmad Ali Aldhuhoori, Fatima Ahmed Ali Alnaqbi, Fatmah Rashed Ali Aldhanhani, Haleimah Mohamed Ebrahim Alghais Aldhanhani, Maryam Abdulla Ahmed Aldhab Alyammahi, Moza Saif Khlfan Almheiri, Sheikha Rashid Hassan, Shaikah Sarhan Mohamed Aldhuhoori, Sheikha Mohammed Saeed Shabeeb Aldhuhoori, Ameina Mohamed Sharaf Aldeen, Fatima Saleh Abdelrahman, Maryam Ahmed Abdullah Alyammahi, Fatmah Mohamed Sawy, Amnah Ali Sulaiman Alaabed Alkaabi, Maharelnisa Haidar Abdelkhaliq, Mariam Mohamed Azizelrahman, Zehra Shaikh Ahmed Shaikh Fakhruddin, Jamila Mohamed Hanif, Aisha Ali Mohamed, Amnah Ali Ahmed Aldhanhani, Sayeeda Syed Arif Hussain, Bainah Saif Khaleifa Alsereidi, Maryam Obaid Ali Aldhanhani, Noora Dhahr Aldein Noor Aldein, Fatimah Mohamed Ali Al Rowihy, Fatima Ahmed Mahmod, Aisha Othman Ahmed Aldhuhoori, Khadijah Othman Ahmed Aldhuhoori, Halima Abdullah Al Zyoodi, Tahira Mohamed Wazir Ghulam Rasool.


The Crafts Dialogue Collection

Curated Designers

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