Weekend In Review: Wafa El Hilali, Liz Ramos-Prado

Wafa El Hilali

Dubai’s 2015-16 art season is in full swing with several exhibitions underway and at least one wrapping up over the weekend. Also you may have seen some haute cars on the streets of Dubai within the past week as many streets in the downtown area were closed to film car chase scenes for Kung Fu Yoga, which stars Jackie Chan. Star Trek Beyond was also filming in Dubai over the weekend.

Wafa El Hilali exhibit at Gallery76

Wafa El Hilali
In her show entitled “Underwater,” Wafa El Hilali symbolizes affluent, densely populated parts of the world.

Photo Credit: Art Dubai

Work by Dubai-based artist Wafa El Hilali is in exhibition at Gallery76 through October 14. The abstract artist uses acrylic paint to show movement and the moment when creativity is sparked. She has traveled around the globe with her newest collection, which is entitled Underwater. This is her first solo show.

Gallery 76
Dubai International Art Centre
Street 75b, Villa No. 27
Near Town Centre

Deep wraps up at FN Designs

Liz Ramos-Prado
Liz Ramos-Prado has a very eclectic talent and uses a wide variety of techniques in her artwork, which she says is inspired by her surroundings.

Photo Credit: Alserkal Avenue

An exhibition entitled Deep featuring pieces by Peruvian graphic designer/ artist Liz Ramos-Prado lasted one more weekend but wraps up today at Gallery 76. Now based in the UAE, she has been very active in the art scene here as she has experimented with different art forms, including installation, panting, and drawing in addition to digital art.

FN Designs
Alserkal Avenue

How Did We Get Here? at Salt Galleries

how did we get here
An exhibition entitled “How Did We Get Here” in Turkey features archived material and work by several artists, including Serdar Fire, Ayse Erkmen, Hale Tenger, and others.

Photo Credit: Salt Galleries

The 1980 military coup in Turkey marked a horrific point in the nation’s history as instability ruled and hundreds of thousands of people were arrested and/ or disappeared. Now an exhibition held in Istanbul focuses on the consequences of the military’s involvement in that period and how Turkish citizens started to question and challenge the authorities. The exhibition is being held at the Salt galleries through November 29

Salt Galleries
Beyonglue and Galata

Kung Fu Yoga, Star Trek Beyond film in Dubai

Dubai is a popular place for filming movies, and once again, big stars and stunt masters were in the city last wee. Officials closed some of the streets in the downtown area to film chase scenes involving a Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Lamborghini for the film King Fu Yoga, which stars Jackie Chan. On Friday, film crews shut down part of Sheikh Zayed Road to film some scenes for Star Trek Beyond, although the area was much quieter than fans hoped because there wasn’t much activity visible there, reports The National.