Between Lands and Seas

Dia Batal’s first solo exhibition in Dubai

17 Mar 2018
18 Apr 2018
  • XVA Gallery
  • Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai, P.O. Box 37304 Dubai

Between Lands and Seas is Dia Batal’s first solo exhibition in Dubai; it features recent and never before seen artworks. 

The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist on Saturday, March 17, from 6pm – 9pm.The opening coincides with the opening of the Sikka Art Fair, located in Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood.

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In this exhibition Dia Batal explores notions of belonging, identity, and what constitutes the meaning of home. Borrowing texts from poetry, literature, and narratives from her own family history, she investigates, using materials such as paper and metal, the meaning of home as an internal point of orientation. The artworks also examine the significance of involuntary departures from a homeland, and what remains with us along those routes of departures.
The exhibition features drawing, collage and silkscreen on paper, and sculpture in metal.

Batal will be available for interviews and tours from 17th March to the 23rd of March, 2018.


For more information please visit the XVA Gallery's official site

The exhibition is supported by AFAC (The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture)