26 April 2024

Artist talk between Khaled Akil & Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi

Ayyam Gallery

The talk is in conjunction with Khaled Akil’s first solo show at Ayyam Gallery, titled The Infinite & The Finite.

Starts 6:00 pm

Venue Ayyam Gallery

Warehouse 11

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Get familiar with the artist, and immerse yourself in his career and philosophies during our artist talk in which the patron and artist will discuss art, artistry, and much more.

Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi is an Emirati educator, art collector, scholar, and columnist, whose articles have appeared in The Financial Times, The Independent and The Guardian.

Most pertinently, Al Qassemi is the Founder of Barjeel Art Foundation, and has consistently contributed to the intellectual development of the art scene in the Arab region.

Khaled Akil is an Aleppo-born multi-media artist who initiated his career in photography and gradually liberated himself through different media.

Akil’s artistic debut took place in 2009, during which he was completing his bachelor's degree in Law. This pursuit sharpened his awareness of politics and human rights, which translated into his bodies of work. In 2012, Akil immigrated from Syria to Istanbul, which prompted a shift in his work’s narrative. Akil leaned into concepts of identity, cosmic connectivity and energy; developing a largely spiritual approach.

April 26 | 6_8PM
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