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Tashkeel is delighted to announce the latest cohort of artists selected for the Critical Practice Programme (CPP) 2024: Hamad Al Muzaini, Moza Al Falasi, Muhammad Shamin, Noura Alserkal, Ranim Al Halaky.

Each artist will work with a mentor to navigate and enrich their artistic journey, encompassing research, production, and the presentation of their finalized visual works.
The five UAE-based visual artists will partake in an extensive program spanning up to one year. This program entails comprehensive training, mentorship, studio provision, constructive critique, developmental guidance, and artwork production. The culmination of their efforts will culminate in a solo exhibition in 2025.


Hamad Al Muzaini: During the 2024 Critical Practice Programme, Hamad plans to focus on the early period of nation-building of selected GCC cities, reimagining existing interactions between the human scale and these expansive systems.

Moza Al Falasi: During the 2024 Critical Practice Programme, Moza plans to unravel the relationship between the physical scale of artwork, its contextual impact and the perceptual responses of the viewer.

Muhummad Shamin: During the 2024 Critical Practice Programme, Shamin plans to develop his visual vocabulary through site-specific installation works and developing process works linking references from Malaysia to the context of the UAE.

Noura Alserkal: During the 2024 Critical Practice Programme, Noura’s core objective will be to look into ways of telling stories about her genealogy and history through these different mediums.

Ranim Al Halaky: During the 2024 Critical Practice Programme, she plans to combine her passion for printing and publishing with her work in public installation and material experimentation.


Afra Bin Dhaher
Mentored by Andrew Starner, Writing Program lecturer, NYUAD.

Solo Exhibition: Hymns to a Sleeper (Tashkeel, 2016)

Vikram Divecha
Mentored by Debra Levine, Assistant Professor of Theatre, NYUAD.

Solo Exhibition: Portrait Sessions (Tashkeel, 2016)

Hadeyeh Badri
Mentored by Roderick Grant, Chair & Associate Professor of Graphic Design, OCAD University, Toronto & curator, writer, art historian Dr. Alexandra MacGilp.

Solo Exhibition: The Body Keeps the Score (Tashkeel, 2017)

Raja’a Khalid
Mentored by artist and cultural producer Jaret Vadera & Iftikhar Dadi, Associate Professor of Art Cornell University, NYC.

Solo Exhibition: FASTEST WITH THE MOSTEST (Tashkeel, 2017)

Lantian Xie
Convened Water, Gas, Electricity, Rent: A Reading Group throughout 2017 exploring hospitality, occupancy, homeliness, precarity, exception and temporariness.

Debjani Bhardwaj
Mentored by artist Les Bicknell & artist and gallerist Hassan Meer.

Solo Exhibition: Telling Tales (Tashkeel, 2018)

Jalal Bin Thaneya
Mentored by photographer Jassim Al Awadhi & artist, curator, educator Flounder Lee.

Solo Exhibition: Beyond the Fence (Tashkeel, 2019)

Chafa Ghaddar
Mentored by arts writer and critic Kevin Jones and artist, critic and educator Jill Magi.

Solo Exhibition: Recesses (Tashkeel, 2020)

Silvia Hernando Álvarez
Mentored by artist, academic, writer Isaac Sullivan & artist, writer Cristiana de Marchi.

Solo Exhibition: Under the Red Light (Tashkeel, 2020)

Mays Albaik
Mentored by audiovisual artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan and artist, curator Ala Younis.

Solo Exhibition: A Terranean Love Note (Tashkeel, 2021)

Hamdan Buti Al Shamsi
Mentored by artist Hind bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, founder of Hamzat Wasl Studio.

Solo Exhibition: Kn-Bkhair (Tashkeel, 2021)

Hind Mezaina
Mentored by curator, writer, strategist and photographic consultant, Peggy Sue Amison.

Solo Exhibition: Wonder Land (Tashkeel, 2021)

Nora Zeid
Mentored by design professional, researcher and educator Ghalia Elsrakbi, and Möbius Design Studio co-founder, Tashkeel member and American University of Sharjah lecture, Hala Al Ani.

Solo Exhibition: Cairo Illustrated: Stories From Heliopolis (Tashkeel, 2021)

Shamma Al Amri

Mentored by the renowned typographer, writer and graphic designer Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès and acclaimed artist Mohammed Kazem.

Solo Exhibition: So to Speak (Tashkeel, 2022)

Shazia Salam

Mentored by the curator and research Sabih Ahmed and acclaimed artist Taus Makhacheva.

Solo Exhibition: Voice-Over-Voice- (Tashkeel, 2023)

Sophia Khwaja

Mentored by Salima Hashmi and Dawn Ross.

Solo Exhibition: Nooks of Power (Tashkeel Alserkal Avenue, 2023)

Jamal Tayara-Baroudy

Mentored by the curator Lesley Ann Gray and Dr Mohammad Abiad.

Solo Exhibition: Ways of Seeing (Fn Designs, 2023)

Ji-Hye Kim

Mentored by artist, academic, writer Isaac Sullivan.

Solo Exhibition: Summits of Solitude: Narratives in Nature (Fn Designs, 2024)


Current Participants

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Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 9am – 3pm
(closed Fridays & Saturdays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 9am – 3pm
(closed Fridays & Saturdays).

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