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Tashkeel is proud to present a new Artist in Residency exchange taking place this year in collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) in Dundee, Scotland. Emirati printmaker Salama Nasib was selected for the first part of the residency exchange. Taking place 1 April - 13 May at DCA, supported by BritishCouncil (UAE), Salama Nasib will further her own practice using DCA’s state-of-the-art printmaking facilities and engage with artists, curators and arts organisations in Dundee and across Scotland. She will work with the DCA Learning team to engage with the local community and audiences in onsite and offsite activities. A specific link has been developed with the Al Maktoum College in Dundee, which host training for female leaders from the MENA region.

In September later this year, a Scottish female printmaker will be hosted at Tashkeel in Dubai for a 4-month residency, engaging in dialogue with fellow arts practitioners and the community, collaborating and creating work in the Tashkeel printmaking studios.

Print is a common language across borders and has been so for centuries, from its earliest use in sharing knowledge (such as early woodcut pharmacopeias), currency, politics and beliefs. This language has evolved through the invention of many technologies, now including the digital, and remains a vital means of exchange among artists of many nations. The aim of the residency is to give artists opportunities to develop their practice, extend their network and gain a greater understanding of working internationally. Resident artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of their practice through experimentation, and engage with the wider community through workshops for schools, universities and youth groups. Engaging with UAE-based professional arts practitioners, the artists will lead workshops and talks/seminars that address their own practice, skills-sharing, and exchange of knowledge.


Salama Nasib holds an MA in Print at the Royal College of Art in London, UK and a Bachelor's degree in Visual Art from Zayed University. She has exhibited at local and international venues, including Tashkeel, Meem, Ara Gallery and Emirates Palace, as well as at the Venice Biennale, The Meridian International Centre in Washington DC, and The Printmaking Centre of New Jersey. Nasib has established herself as a successful emerging Emirati artist, specialized in printmaking. She has been part of the inaugural batch of the Salama Emerging Artist fellowship, provided by the Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation and in collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design. In addition, Nasib has been the guest artist of Past Forward: Exhibitions from the UAE, hosted in East Lansing (Michigan) in USA, as the fifth destination of the touring exhibition. Nasib also worked as a Studio Coordinator at Tashkeel where she stayed abreast of the latest Emirati art trends while managing seven studios, organising artistic and collaborative workshops, and co-curating upcoming exhibitions.

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