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Dubai, Dubai
United Arab Emirates

Art Week brings together Dubai’s thriving creative industries into a week-long celebration of arts and culture.

Gulf Photo Plus

Alserkal Avenue

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  • Gulf Photo Plus Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse 36, Al Quoz 1 Dubai Dubai UAE (map)

Gulf Photo Plus

The People Of Pattern


Gulf Photo Plus is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Alia Ali, a Yemeni-Bosnian-American multi-media artist and visual storyteller. She explores the medium of fabric as a reflection of our environment, an archive of our stories and a celebration of difference. This project delves into a variety of cultures around the world through discovering unique artisans, textiles and processes, from silk-weaving in Central Asia to wax printing in West Africa. The project was conceived as a response to the racist vitriolic by the Presidential candidates of the USA at the beginning of 2016 towards minorities. Ali was compelled to counter these sentiments, believing that this discourse of hatred had to be balanced with beauty by means of art. “If we have forgotten that we have our humanity in common, then I introduce another thing we have in common, fabric.” 



Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) is the only dedicated center for photography in Dubai, UAE. With an expansive education programme, ambitious calendar of events, thought-provoking exhibitions and state-of-the-art printing facilities, GPP has long been established as the go-to place for both beginners and professionals to discover, enjoy, and learn more about photography. 


Event Information:

March 13 to April 22, 2017

Location: Alserkal Avenue, Warehouse 36, Al Quoz 1 Dubai

Open: Saturdays – Thursdays, 10:00 – 19:00, March 13 opening from 18:00

+971 4 380 8545



Special event:


14 March 2017


Artist Talk: Alia Ali discusses her exhibition The People of Pattern, Yard Majlis


Earlier Event: March 13
Custot Gallery Dubai
Later Event: March 13