3 June 2023–6 June 2023

The Bus Experiment with Carlos Páez


Welcome aboard the first of Alserkal Avenue's The Bus Experiment! Join us on a roadtrip to The Art Gallery, NYUAD, with artist Carlos Páez.

Starts 3 June 2023

Ends 6 June 2023

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What is it like to grow up in a culture you don’t resonate with? How do we feel when we don’t belong? What does belonging feel like in the age of globalization?

My Name is Carlos and I am a Weeb is a performance about what it means to long for a home that was never yours. Through stories, songs, and conversations, we will explore how our notions of identity can change in the near future.

The pick-up point is The Yard, Alserkal Avenue.

About The Bus Experiment

We are reviving our Road Trips to partner institutions and cultural spaces across the UAE, but this time, we’re as much about the journey as we are about the destination. The Bus Experiment is a platform for artists, curators and cultural practitioners to present and share work that has never been seen before.

The idea is simple: a Saturday road trip from Alserkal Avenue to a cultural destination in the UAE, where the bus will become a site for presentation, performance, discovery, and ultimately, experimentation.

The Bus Experiment with Carlos Páez

The first iteration will be led by Carlos Páez, a multidisciplinary theatre artist and game designer. His work focuses on creating new realities where audience-participants explore new ways of being themselves and interacting with other humans and non-humans.

Carlos has been involved in theatre since the age of 13, performing in public venues with community groups in Venezuela and Abu Dhabi. Some of his recent works are After the Mountain Wildfires, a participatory live performance with a game-like structure presented at Dubai Expo 2020, and Dinos Rock, an immersive and interactive play for children.

Carlos holds a BA in Theater from NYU Abu Dhabi and is currently an artist fellow in the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Emerging Artists Fellowship.