Tashkeel will celebrate a decade of art and design by presenting new work commissioned by creatives whose careers it has helped shape and, in turn, whose practice has been part of the organisation’s growth.

The exhibition, titled 10 Years Later, will feature brand-new pieces by 16 leading artists and designers from the UAE and beyond: Afshan Daneshvar, Ammar Al Attar, Areej Kaoud, Azza Al Qubaisi, eL Seed, Hamdan Buti Al Shamsi, Hind bin Demaithan, Maitha Demithan, Majid Al Yousef, Manal Al Dowayan, Mark Pilkington, Myneandyours, Nasir Nasrallah, Ruben Sanchez, Wissam Shawkat and Zuleika Penniman.

Eight nationalities are represented among the artists, including prominent practitioners from across the UAE. Each has crossed paths with the organisation in some way, whether as a Tashkeel member, workshop instructor, artist-in-residence, or participant in a solo or group show.

Spanning a wide range of disciplines, their works take many forms, including photography, sculpture, video, calligraphy, street art and installation. The pieces commissioned for 10 Years Later will form the basis of the Tashkeel Art Collection, a new permanent resource for the organisation, which already has two centres housing a total of 3 gallery spaces, 8 studios, 19 workspaces and a reference library, among other facilities.

The exhibition will be accompanied by talks, tours, workshops and the launch of a major Tashkeel publication documenting the centre’s evolution as well as the development of the UAE art scene since 2008. Edited by Melissa Gronlund, an author and chief arts correspondent for The National, Reference Point: A History of Tashkeel and UAE Art features a Q&A with Tashkeel Founder and Director Lateefa bint Maktoum as well as essays by Anabelle de Gersigny, Beth Derderian, Kevin Jones, Mark Pilkington, Mishaal Al Gergawi, and Riem Ibrahim. The book will be available from Tashkeel (Nad Al Sheba) as well as on its stands at Fully Booked, Alserkal Avenue (19–24 March) and Art Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah (21–24 March).