Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater

Since the early 20th century, Saudi Arabia has experienced extraordinary political, economic and social transformation. Bringing together works by leading Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater (b. 1979), 'Symbolic Cities' offers unique perspectives on the effects of such changes on this country. This is the first and only showing of this exhibition in the United States solely dedicated to works by this artist, on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery until September 18.

‘Bodies’, a Solo Exhibition by Hamra Abbas

LawrieShabibi launches the new art season with 'Bodies', a solo exhibition by Hamra Abbas, her second at the gallery. Moving effortlessly between a variety of materials, 'Bodies' is influenced by her recent move back to her hometown Lahore, relating her distinct experiences and observations of middle-class religious practices in homes and in the city’s public spaces.

5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art

Presented by the Islamic Art Revival Series in partnership with Irving Arts Center, the 5th Annual Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Islamic Art is a program of the Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation. Dr Maryam Ekhtiar, Associate Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will act as juror for the exhibition which will be on display in the Main Gallery at Irving Arts Center from September 17 until November 13.

UNSEEN - Summer Group Exhibition at Lawrie Shabibi

For the final exhibition of the season Lawrie Shabibi presents UNSEEN, a group show of artists from the gallery roster: Larissa Sansour, Yazan Kalili, Adel Abidin, Farhad Ahrarnia, Asad Faulwell, Driss Ouadahi, Nathaniel Rackowe and Shahpour Pouyan. The show continues until 10 September, 2016.

Fugitive, the Second Solo Show by Nicène Kossentini

Islamic geometry inspired Kossentini to creates complex squares, circles, stars, and polygons in her organic aquarelles, from delicate blue-grey shades, to green and brick-red again, like the colours of the arches of Cordoba’s Great Mosque.

Mysterious Letters, Realm of the Hidden

Shafaq Ahmed is one of the selected artist exhibiting her installation 'Mysterious Letters, Realm of the Hidden' at the Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art as a part of the 7th Edition of Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial.

Jameel Prize 4 – Shortlist Exhibition

Next month the Pera Museum, Istanbul, Turkey presents an exhibition of works by the eleven artists and designers shortlisted for the fourth edition of the prestigious Jameel Prize: David Chalmers Alesworth, Rasheed Araeen, Lara Assouad, CANAN, Cevdet Erek, Sahand Hesamiyan, Lucia Koch, Ghulam Mohammad, Shahpour Pouyan, Wael Shawky and Bahia Shehab.

Ghazel - Mea Culpa

Ghazel is back at Dubai’s Carbon 12 from March 14th to May 1st, 2016, and so is her tongue-in-cheek, vehemently insightful work commenting on the state of the world and pushing the boundaries of art.