Dubai Public Art programme unveils inaugural artist shortlist

The first five Emirati artists were selected, Including Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Shaikha Al Mazrou.

Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to announce that Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim and Shaikha Al Mazrou have been selected for Dubai Public Art - a  multi-year project organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority in partnership with Art Dubai. Dubai Public Art will develop and install major art commissions across the city, starting with Al Hudaiba — overlooking Etihad Museum and Union House.


UAE's pioneering artist Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, reflecting on his own submission said: “Through my practice, I respond to my environment with keen affinity for the UAE. Here we are surrounded by diverse and ancient landscapes plus advanced urbanisation."

The first five Emirati artists were selected, including Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Shaikha Al Mazrou,  Afra Al Dhaheri, Asma Belhamar and Khalid Albanna, from more than 250 applications. Each will receive $5,000 to prepare a detailed proposal and maquette, with the winner eventually being announced in spring, and their finished work unveiled at the end of the year


March 5, 2023