Ammar Al Attar

Born:
1981
Home Country:
United Arab Emirates
Lives and Works:
Ajman
Discipline:
Photography
Ammar

Ammar Al Attar is a self-taught photographer and mixed media artist, based in Ajman. His practice seeks to document and translate as well as methodically research and examine aspects of Emirati rituals, material culture and geographic orientation that are increasingly illusive in a rapidly globalising society. A recipient of an A.i.R residency as well as various prizes, Ammar’s work has been increasingly shown within the UAE and Arabian Gulf, including solo exhibitions ‘Prayer Rooms’ (Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2012), ‘Sibeel Water’ (Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2013), ‘Salah’ (Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, 2015). His work is held in prestigious public and private collections including Sharjah Art Foundation, Barjeel Art Foundation and Maraya Art Centre, the British Museum and others. He is represented by Cuadro Gallery in Dubai.

Ammar joined Tashkeel in 2012 as Member 222. In addition to running analogue photography workshops (2012–2014), he has exhibited in ‘Portrait of a Generation’ (2010), ‘As the Saying Goes’ (2011), ‘Mawtini’ (2012), ‘Turning Point’ (2014), ‘Found’ (2015) and ‘Made in Tashkeel’ (2016–2017).

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