Artist, Writer

Washington, DC, USA.


1999 Bachelor’s Degree in Science & Mathematics

2004 Member and a Writer of ‘Al Tashkeel’ Editors Magazine, Fine Art Society .


2009 Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz, The Third Line at Bastakiya Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

2007 Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz, Sharjah Arab Contemporary Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2012 Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, UAE


2017 show at Arab Guld State Institute in Washington. DC. Gulf Arts & Culture Symposium.

2017 The Creative Act, Exhibition of work from the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Collection, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2017 Group Exhibition “But We Cannot See Them: Tracing a UAE Art Community, At NYUAD Art Gallery, AbuDhabi, UAE.

2016 Group Exhibition (Defy/ Define) at Transformer Gallery, Washington, Dc, USA.

2016 Art Talk and exhibition at Rhizome DC, Washington, DC, USA.

2016 Group exhibition Relevant Notes, june –july, Cara Gallery NY, USA.

2015 Emirates arts society annual exhibition, Sharjah Arts Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2015 Artist in Residence at The League Residency at Vyt.

2014 On Site,NYUAD Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE . November 1, 2014 – January 17, 2015

2014 Past Forward, contemporary art from the Emirates, Cafritz Galleries, White-Meyer House, 1624 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009

2014 FotoFest Biennial, VIEW FROM INSIDE: Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Mixed Media Art, the fifteenth international Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art in Houston, Texas.

2014 Summer Group Exhibition at the third line, Dubai.

2014 FIAC, Art Fair, Third line Gallery booth, Paris, France.

2013 ‘Three Generations’ Marks the First-Sotheby’s London ,UK,

2013 ‘Emirati Expressios’- Realised- Manarat Al Saadiyat , Abu Dhabi- U.A.E.

2013 “The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric”- Maraya Art Center, Sharjah- U.A.E.

2013 Sikka art, AiR (Artist in Residance), AlFahidi, Dubai

2012 Twenty Five Years of Creativity, Institute du Monde Arabe, Paris, France

Arab Express, a group exhibition at The Mori Art Museum, Tokyo

Inventing The World: The Artists as a Citizen, Benin Biennial 2012, Kora Centre, Benin

Beyond The Frame, Residence of U.S Ambassador Michael Corbin, USA

The 30th Emirates Fine Art Society’s Annual Exhibition, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2011 The Heart of Phoenix: Art and Culture of the United Arab Emirates-Sharjah, Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Korea

Roaming Images, Maraya Art Centre Al Qasba in collaboration with the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art of Greece.

Women’s Circle Series, Sharjah Biennial 10, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2010 (Sharjah –Art from the Emirates) Group Exhibition at Denmark National

Museum, Copenhagen.

2009 Biladi, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE It’s Not You It’s Me, Inaugural UAE Pavillon at 53rd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Emirati Expressions, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2008 No Such Place (2), Photographic exhibition, Roger Smith Hotel, New York, USA Bahrain Culture Festival, Al Rewaq Gallery, Manama, Bahrain

UAE House, XVA at the Creek Art Fair, Al Bastakiya, Dubai, UAE

New Faces-New Visions Exhibition, DCTAC, Dubai, UAE

2007 Shalom: Post-card Exhibition, Christ Church, Contemporary Art Space, Gosford, Australia

Self-Representation in the Arabian Gulf, Virginia Commonwealth Arts University, Doha, Qatar

Portrait: Eight UAE Painters, Total Arts Gallery- Dubai, UAE

Minus Reality, Art Attack Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2006 Nafas Exhibition, IFA, Berlin, Stuttgart, Germany

Belief, 1st Singapore Biennale, Singapore 2005 Sharjah Biennial 7, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

Languages of the Desert Exhibition, Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany 2004 LINE Exhibition, with Mohammed Kazem, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE

2001 Emirates Art Society Annual Exhibitions, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, UAE


2017 Guggenheim director on time frame for Abu Dhabi museum and latest Saadiyat exhibition

2017 A new exhibition at NYU Art Gallery in Abu Dhabi surveys one of the most important creative communities in UAE history

2016 7 Exciting Artists in the UAE, Wall Street Journal,

2016 Women at the Top, Financial Times,

2012 Ebtisam Abdulaziz: Contemporary Emirati Conceptual Artist, AMA, January 2012

2011 Simpson, Colin, The National, Sharjah Biennale Enters Last Weekend with Workshops, pg 3, May 13, 2011 Simpson, Colin, The National, Sharjah Biennale Put Women in the Picture, pg. 5, April 12, 2011

2010 Smith, Syliva, BBC, Online

Johnson, Alice, Gulf News, Berlin-Dubai Cultural Festival Launched, Online 0TUwww.gulfnews.comU0T

Moon, Timur, The National, Arts & Life, Archive UAE, November 2, 2010, pg. 1, 3

2009 The Guardian, United Arab Emirates Confronts Stereotypes in Venice Biennale Debut, June 4, 2009

Universe in Universe, Venice Biennale: It’s Not You, It’s Me, Online 0TUhttp://universes-in-

Patel, Dave, Blank Canvas, w Magazine, pg 58 – 60, June 19, 2009

Kadry, Mohamed, Life in a Bag, Khaleej Times, March 20, 2009

Mosey, Karen Anne, The Sum of it All is About Bagging it Right, Khaleej Times, March 20 2009 Lake, Ed, Curator Says Pavilion will Challenge Cliches About UAE, The National, January 20

2008 Gulf News Supplement, Dubai Next, Dubai Now: Short Films and Video from the UAE, created by Bidoun Magazine, July 2008, pg. 9


Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz, Catalogue for Solo Exhibition, April 2007

Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz, Catalogue for Solo Exhibition, April 2012


2013 Among the list of the 100 most powerful Arab women,

2010 Art Centre Manager, Sharjah Ladies Club, Sharjah, UAE

2007 Member, Emirates photography competition jury, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Member, Emirates Foundation Panel for Art Program Grant, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2006 Participant, Seminar with Department of Culture and Information, Directorate of Arabic Art, Art Center, UAE

Assistant Curator, Window Exhibition: 16 UAE Artists, Total Arts Gallery, Dubai, UAE

2005 Member since 2004, Al Taskeel Editors Magazine, Fine Art Society, UAE

1999 Member, Emirates Fine Art Society, Sharjah, UAE.

Member, Dubai Youth Theater & Art Atelier, Dubai UAE


Guggenheim collection, Abdu Dhbai.UAE.

Collection of Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt, Germany Ministry of Culture & Youth, Abu Dhabi, UAE

The Emirates Investment Bank private collection, Dubai, UAE.

Private collection of H. H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan,, UAE Minister foreign affairs.

Private art collection of H.H. Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

Collection of Barjeel Art Foundation, personal art collection of Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi.

Arab Gulf State institute in Washington DC.

Renaut Collection, France.

Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE.


2012 1st Prize, Emirates fine arts society annual Exhibition, Sharjah Contemporary Art Museum, UAE

2013 Among the list of the 100 most powerful Arab women,

2014 2nd Prize, Emirates fine arts society annual Exhibition, Sharjah contemporary art Museum, UAE.