eL Seed

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Architecture, Curator, Workshop Leader

eL Seed produces intricate calligraphic compositions and installs them in public spaces, galleries and institutions on every continent. From the streets of Paris and New York, to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro and the slums of Cape Town, his contemporary approach aims to bring people, cultures and generations together. In 2017, eL Seed won the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture. He was named a Global Thinker in 2016 by Foreign Policy for his project ‘Perception’ in Cairo. In 2015, the international organisation TED recognised him as one of the year’s ‘TED Fellows’ for advocating peaceful expression and social progress through his work. He has also collaborated with Louis Vuitton on their famous ‘Foulard d’artiste’.

eL Seed was the Tashkeel Artist-in-Residence 2013–2014. As well as running workshops (2011–2015), he has exhibited in ‘Hurouf Al Noor’ (2011), his solo exhibition ‘Declaration’ (2014) and ‘Made in Tashkeel’ (2016).


Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 58, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

Tashkeel Al Fahidi
House 10, Al Fahidi
(members only)

Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Nad Al Sheba 1

Temporarily closed for renovation

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