How To Position Your Work as an Artist

Ended - Tuesday 1 February 2022

Mohamed Reda is a Kuwait-born artist & curator of Iraqi, Kurdish and Persian origin. Reda graduated in 2006 from HKU academy in The Netherlands with a degree in Visual Arts specializing in monumentalism, performance art, and drawings.

He returned to the Gulf in 2011 to collaborate with the Al-Riwaq Art Space (Bahrain) to curate and produce an open air public festival. In 2012-13, Reda collaborated with Albareh Gallery and produced a needs-based artist leadership program and several highly focused solo and group exhibitions with local artists.

Reda also worked with Makan Art Space (Amman, Jordan) and CAP (Kuwait) to produce several projects based on performance art. He has curated the first Middle-East focused contemporary art exhibition at the Santa Cruz De La Sierra Biennale in Bolivia while also working on several artist residencies commissioned by the Kochi Biennale Foundation in India and Maraya Art Center in Sharjah that resulted in a curated exhibition for the Kochi Biennale 2016-17. In 2020, he once again co-curated The Santa Cruz Biennale in Bolivia presenting a Middle East centered group exhibition and a curated installation for Shirin Neshat.


Date: 1 February 2022
Time: 5 – 8pm


5 spaces left


Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba


AED 195.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Tashkeel reserves the right to reschedule any gathering in adherence to current Dubai Government regulations. As such, all workshops and events are socially-distanced and capacities are limited. Visitors to Tashkeel are required to submit proof of vaccination upon registration/arrival, wear masks at all times and use the sanitiser stations available.

In this workshop, artists will explore how to position themselves and their work as they examine different strategies to expand their practice beyond its current state. How to position oneself in the art field while simultaneously positioning the artwork in the art market? A gallery representation, a show at an institution, a funding possibility, or an award/nomination are events that can possibly expand a practice, yet these events do not determine whether an artist is qualified.

This workshop explores and researches several ways and methodologies on how to work and approach curators, how to agree or disagree on a consignment, how to be flexible in negotiating terms and conditions and how to approach galleries and institutions to expand the practice.

Learning outcomes:

  • Explore artist & curator relation
  • How to target an audience
  • How to target and approach an institution or gallery
  • Understand and deal with competitiveness of the art market

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