22 - 25 MAY, 2017

DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE DUBAI

ABOUT THE ARTIST AVENUE

The Artist Avenue is an art gallery on the show floor of the INDEX Design Series that was created specifically for artists and galleries looking for exposure to interior design professionals, art procurement managers, as well as consumer and commercial art buyers. INDEX Design Series 2016 was host to over 60 artists and galleries, who benefited from over 34,000 attendees over the four-day exhibition.

Packages for the Artist Avenue start from only $2,750 & include:

  • 6sqm gallery space
  • 3 walls for displaying artwork, spotlight, power socket, carpets & a name-board

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Artist Avenue

ANTONIA PIA GORDON

ANTONIA PIA GORDON

The German-born multi-disciplinary artist, Antonia Pia Gordon experiments with the boundaries between painting, sculpture and writing to employ appropriation in combination with explicit symbolism and often in co-existence with tongue-in-cheek humour to invite the viewers of her highly expressive work to join her in a search for inner truth and the quintessence of situational history and motivational emotion.

In her own words: “My art is a journey transforming tradition and fathoming inner truth, while presenting an outlet for expressive emotions.”

CHUCRALLAH FATTOUH

CHUCRALLAH FATTOUH , PAINTER

Chucrallah Fattouh is a Lebanese painter. He was born in Monsef, (Byblos-Lebanon), and graduated from the National Institute of the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 1983.

Fattouh made his first painting aged 12. His first paintings that sold were portraits of his mother. After graduating from the Lebanese University, he began a prolific career as a painter.[1]Lebanese painter. He was born in Monsef, (Byblos-Lebanon), and graduated from the National Institute of the Lebanese University’s Faculty of Fine Arts in 1983.

PETER ODEKERKEN , PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER , ODEKERKENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

PETER ODEKERKEN , PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER , ODEKERKENPHOTOGRAPHY.COM

Peter Odekerken will be presenting his brand new collection of 10 spectacular landscape photographs from places around the world, at the Index Artist Avenue Hall 1 stand 1F17. Bringing something really different and original to INDEX.

These original artworks will be presented in large size 'museum quality' acrylic glass, with aluminum back-panel. Because these are all part of a new collection and haven’t been reproduced yet, it is possible to offer full exclusivity for certain buyers. The combination of Peter’s ultra-high resolution camera, his skills as a photographer and the museum quality production is what makes his artwork a beautiful sight to behold. Peter also offers custom commissioned photo shoots of Interiors, Architecture and Landscapes.

ART PAINTING STUDIO “DMYTRO BARYSHEV”

ART PAINTING STUDIO “DMYTRO BARYSHEV”

Artist Dmytro Baryshev employs various techniques, uses original and creative approaches and solutions.

Art Painting Studio can transform surrounding space into unrecognizable beautiful place or make a nice present to your dearest person. It is capable of implementing various styles, ideas and conceptions, satisfying any aesthetic needs of a person, it strikes the imagination. You can add new bright colors to your life.

CHRISTINE ALLISON

CHRISTINE ALLISON

At work in her UK studio, Christine constantly explores new ways of bringing together her passion for drawing; an exuberant use of paint, both oil and acrylic; media such as gold foil and sand and a powerful sense of design and composition to portray her favourite subject….dramatic birds of prey.

Her new work comprises a series of paintings and drawings depicting mainly falcons and eagles. These are large works on canvas up to 2 metres in size, they capture the sheer power, movement and glorious plumage of the birds. The paint is built up in layers, creating a thickly encrusted surface, which is plastered, gouged and drawn into with brush and palette knife, resulting in defiantly contemporary work. The effect is electrifying, the birds hyper-real, filled with energy and attitude.

AMIRA RAHIM

AMIRA RAHIM

A few years ago, a local newspaper named me Abu Dhabi's "Color Poet". I've been humbly chasing that eloquent description ever since. Primarily self-taught, I enjoy working in highly-pigmented acrylic paints and regularly incorporate gold leaf, found papers, resin, oil pastels, enamel and the list goes on. I view the process of Art-making as a birth-right, a testament of our fleeting existence, and an ethereal reverence to the Unseen.

JENNIFER SIMON

JENNIFER SIMON

Jennifer Simon was born in the UK, grew up in Australia and has lived in the United Arab Emirates since 2000. She first emerged on the Abu Dhabi Art Scene in 2007 with her successful solo exhibition titled "Lifescapes". She is widely known for her unique depiction of global urban cityscape's, which consist of large canvas's awash with bright colours outlined in black, or bold black and white compositions with a splash of colour.

Along side Corporate and Community Murals, art workshops and charity auctions, Jen has just undertaken her second residency at the Ewaa Women's Shelter. Under the Initiative of ADMAF (Abu Dhabi music and Arts Foundation) and working closely with the Ewaa staff, Jen facilitates art workshops with women who have been victims of human trafficking. In May 2012 the first exhibition "Silent Voices" was held at Ghaf Gallery in Abu Dhabi. It was a major success and the artwork produced by the victims raised nearly a quarter of a million dirhams for the Shelter.

YIANNIS ROUSSAKIS

YIANNIS ROUSSAKIS

Born and raised in Athens, Greece. For the past 12 years, I have been living and working around the world (South East Asia, Qatar, Mexico, Ghana, India, Oman, Scotland, London and Athens). I am now based in Abu Dhabi. Through my work I try to explore the surreal nature of seemingly trivial objects, spaces and moments, reflecting the idea that our personal reality is a state of dreaming. I presented work in solo and collective shows in London, Athens, Glasgow, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. My work was also commended at 2012 Sony World Photo Awards and included in the final show at Somerset House in London.

Currently represented in Abu Dhabi by Etihad Modern Art Gallery.

ARABESQUE ARTS EST.

ARABESQUE ARTS EST.

Arab artists have always expressed their special relationship with the word, wisdom and poetry in different contemporary ways and techniques, and have always proven the exceptional capabilities of their Calligraphy Art.


Inspired by a huge heritage of beautiful art experiences of tens of globally renowned master artists, we aim to bring more beautiful experiences to more projects in the UAE.

We curate and manage art projects, work with outstanding artists in the field of contemporary Arabic calligraphy art to produce art collections, art strategies and highest quality of art commissions.

RACHNA SINHA

RACHNA SINHA

Rachna Sinha recently moved to Dubai from Singapore where she provided artwork to multinational serviced office providers and commercial spaces. She is hoping to continue her success in Singapore here in the UAE and has been praised for her use of vibrant colours and professional approach to the business of commissioned artwork. Check out her fabulous work in Hall 1, stand no. 1F14.

GHAZALEH HADI ABASSI SABER

GHAZALEH HADI ABASSI SABER

Art is not only my hobby but also part of my everyday life.  Since the beginning, my work has undergone lots of evolutions.

My works inspired by pictures I see in different material such as metal and still. My main focus is on human face and emotion that reflect in different material with different postures.

I usually work on different bodies of work concurrently. My artworks are combination of: objects, drawings, paintings, and photographs. I do not limit myself to one medium. I try acrylic, collages, ink, wood, etc. I keep trying different possibilities and styles till I get satisfy with I do. My work is constant effort to find a way to express my feelings with the help of techniques that I learned. 

"What makes art attractive?" In my opinion, principles and elements of art help an artist to create and evaluate art.

HEND RASHID

HEND RASHID

My art journey start since my childhood which leads me to continue develop myself in art and drawing by attending professional art classes, learning from other artists and self-learning and studying art history movement. I combined my free hand drawing in blind contour, creative drawing and abstract technics with other range of media, color pencils, acrylic and oil color, pastels color different kind of paper, palette knife, brush also my hand, etc

JAYALAKSHMI BALCHANDANI

JAYALAKSHMI BALCHANDANI

Art is not just my hobby anymore, though it started as one… For me “Art is a medium of meditation” and a time with my soul!!! My artwork explores the relationship between mind, soul, colour and brush. Having said that, my art and I have evolved a lot and are still evolving everyday.

I have tried different mediums of painting & textures over the years and consider them to be an interface with the world around me.

I have experimented with this style by making a rare ‘Contemporary Mosaic/ Tile Art’ using geometric abstract designs & motifs. I hope my work provides pleasure for your soul as well as for your eyes !!

KAREN RICHARDSON

KAREN RICHARDSON

My name is Karen; I am a wife and mother to 2 children. My family and I all live and work here in Dubai. I have always enjoyed all aspects of art, painting and drawing since being at school in England, so, having a grown up family, and finding more time on my hands, I decided to develop my skills further. I have recently completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lotus Institute in Dubai.

I enjoy all aspects of painting and have worked with most media, including oils acrylics, pastels and charcoal.  My current interests lay within Landscapes and Abstract Landscapes. My preference is to paint in oils, however, I believe a good artist can produce all different aspects of art. Please take a moment to experience my art works, and I hope you are able to gain just an ounce of the enjoyment from which I did in producing them.

KHAULA OBAID MOHAMMED BIN BUTI

KHAULA OBAID MOHAMMED BIN BUTI

Since I was a child (5 years old), no one in my family would deny that god gifted me with a great talent. I used to draw, paint and imitate what I see on any paper but mostly be bedroom’s wall. Then, during my elementary school years and junior high, my art teachers noticed me too and that’s when luckily I have participated in many schools art/ painting competitions.

About my art works, the idea was inspired from landscape abstract by taking any landscape scenery picture and tracing its most obvious objects in a way that insures matching visual literacy basics reaching to overall completed composition, while considering eye movement and the golden proportions.

After enlarging the composition with the desired canvas size, colouring stage will start. The colours were typically inspired by the same original picture with little substitution that gives harmonious feeling with better tonality contrast.          

DR. NIDHI SAPOLIA

DR. NIDHI SAPOLIA

My paintings are inspired by my childhood days in India and reflect the Indian culture and ethnicity deeply.I use different textures and media to put emphasis on the subject. I get inspired with the life as a whole.

Art for me is a form of meditation and a form to express life around me. It speaks of my mood and my thoughts, I never plan a painting but rather go with the flow of thoughts and let it take final effect.

SAMAR SAMEER MUBDIR

SAMAR SAMEER MUBDIR

Art is considered the beauty of my life.

Every collection which I present in this exhibition have something in common; its contain many images from reality and imagination combined together to create special pieces at least to myself for this moment from; 

I use every material that I find interesting and it’s suitable to my subject or theme to complete my vision, from small piece of paper and so on.

My journey to find the beauty of life which is Art is just started; I will continue to create pieces which I hope that they inspire people like they inspire me and made me thrilled, excited and happy in the process of making it. 

Akshita Gandhi

Akshita Gandhi

Art to me is oxygen. My soul will wither away and remain parched if I do not feed it with art as much as I possibly can. The world without art will cease to exist. The appreciation of the flourishing art and culture of the Renaissance era to denouncing and questioning what is beauty and embracing Picasso’s distortion, metamorphosis in time, thought and belief of cultures and civilizations is reflected in art. As Hermann Hesse states, “Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.” Art is all we have that will remain timeless.

From a technical point of view, I enjoy working with acrylics, oil paints, and mixed media to be able to create different textures and outcomes. I enjoy intricate designs and try and reproduce that in all my artworks since I am attempting to create a style of my own. Whether or not my work is successful, is secondary. What really matters is when my audience looks at my work they must always remember it as something never witnessed before. The prestigious Lotus Educational Institute has brought me to this stage and made me confident about my skills and continue to shape hundreds of students like me to pursue my dream.   

ASAL ZAD

ASAL ZAD

My background is Carpet Designing where I studied for my B.A in art. In parallel I have also worked on carpet repairing for some time which means I have always been involved in details of objects.

I have always been painting since I finished high school but at one stage I got very interested in 'blind drawing' which given my background seemed the right fit. Blind drawing is kind of drawing that you would not care about exact replication of objects, you need to follow the lines and shapes. I also rather try to make an emotional connection with the objects I draw to get a sense of their being.

My works on display are form a series called 'Contemplation' where I have combined various contemplating poses with versus from known relevant and meaning full poems. I have also designed the background myself using the Persian word 'thought'.

AMR WADEA

AMR WADEA , FANOUN

It was when I felt the magical power of paint in mirroring the hidden beauty of nature, being the sound of the unuttered words or weaving a well-net story with just a touch of a brush.

My medium is painting with Oil. I chose oil as it deeply influences the beholder eye to get connected with every detail of the paint. I get inspired by colors, and my Brush and Knife reflect what I want to deliver as I do believe that a good piece of art is that one which makes the beholder perceives the story behind, it is that one which will hit the chord of people feelings to get them relieved of life burdens, and to hear the voice of their minds even if for a few moments. My love for paint is derived out of my love for people and my passion for doing what can make them happy and inspired.

Joel Borja

Joel Borja , Fanoun

Joel Borja is a Filipino painter based in Dubai UAE. Born in the Philippines and has a degree in BS Electrical Engineer. Unlike many painters, he did not formally study arts. Instead he is self-taught and self-supporting with his painting, a way of life he has been developing professionally for over 4 years. His works are mostly portrait and he likes to experiment with brilliant colours.

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan is a versatile Indian artist, based in Dubai. She demonstrates a highly developed sense of colors and compositions and a keen attention to details. Her art is characterized by vibrant colors, contrasting shapes and bold compositions. Her compositions feature an intangible cosmos and intricate geometric patterns.

She combines various media such as oil, acrylic , markers, glass paints and liners to come up with hybrid pieces.

She has exhibited her art work in many group and reputed exhibitions such as  World Art Dubai 2016, City walk, Borgo vicheo art event etc. Her artwork is in many private residences and offices through out the UAE and India.

Shiba khan

Shiba khan , Fanoun

She is a Fashion Designer and an emerging artist. After leaving her “DREAMS” (fashion boutique, back in India), she discovered a carve of an artist in herself. Driven by her passion, Shiba painted relentlessly and believe in experimenting continuously with textures and colors. This pushed her to expand her horizons and tap into new areas of paintings she had not yet explored. Art comes to her from her mother and inspiration from renowned artists …S.H.Raza, Wassily Kandinsky, and Hans Hofmann. She has crossed the border between their generations to her creating a world that is continuouslyevolving. Her work is a bold mix of styles and colors and each artwork tells a unique story. She brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to her paintings through special balance of color, composition and texture.

Luna Nguyen Potgieter

Luna Nguyen Potgieter , Fanoun

From an early age she had demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent, starting with basic sketches then moving on to her main area of expression: Painting, using very unique techniques and naturalist mediums that she took with her from her Vietnamese upbringing. However, she only recently decided to raise awareness of her artwork to the public since mid-2015. She is skilled with many different canvases; be it paper, glass, wooden, wall or silk.

She is planning to create numerous charity auctions and funds raising events in support of other foundations and projects, and hopes to expand into a strong network internationally to support children worldwide.

Wael K. Hamadeh

Wael K. Hamadeh

Painting after painting, art piece after art piece, Wael’s work refocuses the spotlight on the beauty inspired by the memory he has of the steeped mountain region he comes from. There, rocks stand guards to a natural paradise and olive trees dance with the breeze of the valley… His magical color mix pulls you back to remind you of the freshness of the soil, hardness of the rock and vibrancy of mesmerizing scenes. 

Wael is a life-long learner. After receiving an Art diploma from Edinburgh- Scotland, he started a self-taught discovery of his inner creation through brush and color. His works are spread among many reputable companies, hotels, restaurants and private collector.

Marlene Metni Nasra

Marlene Metni Nasra

Marlene took up drawing and painting courses at "La Maison des Artistes", a renowned art institute in Beirut.

This is where she uncovered her many hidden talents and started participating in a number of art exhibitions in Lebanon

Marlene today specializes in oil landscapes, close-ups of roses, and abstract depictions of the Hand of Fatima. Since 2005, she has been actively participating in expositions in Dubai, including ARTE and the Dubai Jazz Festival. Marlene also does commission-based work, working closely with clients to achieve their artistic vision.

Dubai Art Fans

Dubai Art Fans

Dubai Art Fans also conveniently known as DAF is a community focused art initiative. Made up of artists and art enthusiasts the objective of DAF is to make art more accessible through growing artistic links within Dubai and the whole of the UAE.

At present, DAF is a community of 800 plus artists and art loving volunteers, and continues to grow.  We at DAF encourage engaging the public to get closer to the art world through arranging various collaborative group activities, including visits to exhibition openings, art festivals and gallery tours, in turn helping to generate traffic towards Dubai’s prestigious art and cultural scenes such as DIFC Gate Village and the various art entitles within the Al Quoz area.

Afshan Quraishi

Afshan Quraishi , Dubai Art Fans

A Dubai based artist practicing for over 30 years, she is highly passionate about art in all forms. She essentially works in realistic forms and in diverse media including lead, charcoal and graphite as well as oils, acrylic, gauche and molding forms.

'I am from the old school of art and prefer a more cautious approach of preparation prior to stating a painting, but once on my way I work with a passion and determination that rises with the hour until the painting is done and quite often I am pleasantly surprised at the outcome.

Mona Al-Assaad

Mona Al-Assaad , Dubai Art Fans

Lebanese Artist strove to achieve her dream of a Sublime experience in the rocky cliffs and towering woods of northern California, where she studied Fine Arts at Monterey's Peninsula College in 1985. Has lived her entire life between the West and the GCC countries.

Her emotive message is often delivered with opaque, fluid washes of mixed synthetic and natural mediums, sometimes ornamented by refractive films and protruding paint textures – such as diced neon cubes – to evoke an augmented  presence. Shell chitin and powdered sea-rock crystals are commonly present in her custom-made palette, in order to accentuate her choice of base acrylic compounds. From Abstract Nature to Portraits and Surrealism…her artworks are a reflection of her mind and her spirit, shaped by a reality she lives in and her Artist’s Identity is apparent in her particular style in all her works.

Bhairavi Mistry

Bhairavi Mistry , Dubai Art Fans

Art is an imagination, it is submissive with creativity and a natural substance for humans. All creative arts and designs are created with a network of past, present and future. I am Bhairavi Mistry and I am here to differentiate the past, present and future of ART with my own creation of paintings. Feel the presence of God's creation in means of ART.

Farah Al Dmour

Farah Al Dmour , Dubai Art Fans

My name is Farah Al Dmour.I am Jordanian, born and raised in U.A.E, Dubai. I am studying Business Management in the American university in Dubai. I mostly love painting portraits using acrylic, pen and coffee. I participated in many art exhibitions in my school (Latifa School for Girls) in 2009-2013.

Wafa El Hilali

Wafa El Hilali

Wafa El Hilali is a French-Moroccan Artist who has built up a body of her own work over a 10 year period while working in London and Dubai. Her art is informed by personal reflections and experiences from an array of places and situations. She primarily uses acrylics to create original abstract paintings full of movement and spontaneity. Wafa is inspired by both people and nature, emotions and music; using colours to take you back to the essence of life with the four elements "Earth, Water, Air & Fire" transcending through her creations.

Wafa has participated in various group shows and recently inaugurated in Dubai her first solo exhibition “Underwater”. Her artworks can be found in private and corporate collections in the region.

Liza Ayash

Liza Ayash

Liza Ayash is a Lebanese Canadian who holds a master’s degree in English Literature and a diploma in Business Administration. Additionally Liza was mentored by renowned artists locally and globally, and she finds solace and tranquility in oil painting. Emancipation of society is how Liza feels when she paints.

Liza has participated in many group exhibitions in the U.A.E., one of which granted her the title of “Best Artist of the Year” in RAK Art Festival in Feb, 2015, with her piece of art titled “Endless Wonder”. Just recently, in February, 2016, she also participated in RAK Art Festival with her piece “The Gaze” and has captivated the attention of many art lovers. The making and progress of both works (and more) were posted on YouTube; the links can be accessed via Kobo blog.

Aloka Ray

Aloka Ray

Painting is my passion. For the past 4 years I have been living my dream. I am a self-made artist. I work with Acrylic, Oil, Soft pastel and Watercolor.

My creations are majorly contemporary & impressionistic . I try to capture certain emotions like love, joy, freedom , landscape, scenery  in my paintings which I have seen on my various travels around the world and from my thoughts.

Cross Borders Art Gallery

Cross Borders Art Gallery

The Cross Borders Art Galley is a Dubai based Gallery and has been in operations since 2013. It has a unique repertory of exquisite art pieces. The display of calligraphy and synchronous creativity will have viewers entranced and mesmerized.  Bringing exhilarating ideas, more than 200 artists from Pakistan, India, Iran, Turkmenistan, Syria, Italy, Austria, Canada, UK and UAE.

Cross Borders Art Gallery has been a major participant at the Art Fair Dubai and the World Art Dubai 2014 & 2015. Working directly with Artist, gives Cross Borders Art Gallery an edge to commission work on any scale and medium. 

Shrutika Gosavi Nimkhedkar

Shrutika Gosavi Nimkhedkar

I have over 5 years of related work experience, and a portfolio of varied accomplishments including exhibitions, and academic achievements. I am currently doing works in – portraiture, contemporary installations, and conceptual-figurative works. I am also doing workshops with students to provide them a foundation and information about a career in art.

My works are a reflection of my expression towards my perspective of the world. They possess a strong sense of artistry and forward-thinking, along with an underlying theme or event which has made an impression on me.

Ria Kamal Sharma

Ria Kamal Sharma

Ria Kamal is a Dubai based artist. born in India in 1975 , qualified as Civil Engineering. After fulfilling a successful profession in construction field for 14 years, she accidentally found herself in the middle of paints and brushes. The stress free incident changed her to the extent that she decided to follow her heart –ART.  

"In my art practice I am relating with things that are beyond mere surroundings. Importance is given to factors that have deeper values specially emotions. We human beings are in general product of world around us, and connections that we create, whether with places, things, or each other. But rarely, we travel inwards. There is a whole new world within. I try and explore this connection through my artwork".

Lara Hussein

Lara Hussein

Lara Hussein is Jordanian, born and brought up in Dubai, UAE.  She is a self-taught artist with passion for painting. Lara uses vivid colors in a vigorous application to represent the fast changing light conditions of nature.  The love she has for nature is portrayed in her work through an immense energy with which she handles the color with palette knife and brush. Her impressionistic work shows maturity in style and demonstrates a distinct originality.

Lara’s recent work concentrates on skies and landscape subjects with contemporary overtones, filled with endless sensations of optimism and hope.

Anastasia Zoi Souliotou

Anastasia Zoi Souliotou

Anastasia Zoi Souliotou is a visual artist and holds a PhD from Paris 8 University in Art & Image Technologies. She graduated from the Department of Visual Arts, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and continued in London Kingston University. She has done solo exhibitions in cultural centres and galleries in Greece, London and Paris. 

Maria Karachristou

Maria Karachristou

Maria Karachristou (b. 1975) works in Athens, Greece. She graduated with honors from the School of Fine Arts in Florence in 2001.In 2007 she completed the Post-Graduate Specialization Course in Artistic Anatomy at the University of Florence and in 2011 she graduated from the department of Architecture University of Thessaly.

Stuart Abela

Stuart Abela

My main passion is photographing wildlife, taking photos whilst on weekend drives or on safari in national parks. However, being from an engineering background I also take pleasure in photgraphing cityscapes, in particular at night.

Lanka Adikari

Lanka Adikari

I'm Lanka Adikari, a Sri Lankan born self taught artist. I love both realism and abstract art, using oil and acrylics as the main medium.I'm currently working as an IT  business solutions consultant and hoping to follow my dream of becoming a full-time artist in the near future. I have successfully participated in World Art Exhibition 2016 in Dubai, and wish to continue my journey, exhibiting both in and outside of UAE. 

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