Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts

16 Mar 2019
28 Jul 2019

An exhibition conceived and curated by Dr. Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès

Nomadic Traces: Journeys of Arabian Scripts explores the role that scripts have played in defining and preserving the cultural identity of past and present civilizations, and on the migrational and transformative nature of writing, and its ability to freely cross borders and cultures.


NOMADIC TRACES Exhibition 2019 - SAVE THE DATE: 16.03.2019—28.03.2019

Opening of Nomadic Traces exhibition : 16 March 2019

The exhibition highlights the development of some of the key alphabets of the Middle East. It poetically links the past with the present, revealing the wealth of the region through its many scripts, including Phoenician, Aramaic, Musnad, Palmyrene, Nabatean, and early Arabic. 

This exhibition presented and produced by Warehouse421, also features newly-commissioned works by artists and designers from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Palestine. 

Featured artists and designers include Nasser Al-Salem, Sarah Al-Agroobi, Nadine Kanso, Ghita Abi-Hanna, Milia Maroun, Khalid Mezaina, Rasha Dakkak, Hamza Omari, and Xeina Al-Malki.

Research Team: Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, Ranim Al-Halaky, Afra Bin Dhaher, Sheikha Bin Dhaher, Dina Khorchid.

In partnership with Khatt Foundation