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All About Us
Behnoosh Feiz
Vernissage: September 21, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: September 21 - November 02, 2019
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Past Exhibitions

 


Swahili
Richard Ketley
Vernissage: April 27, 6pm - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: April 27 – June 26, 2019
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Naz Shahrokh;
Wish Tree (The Sacred Space Between the No Longer and the Non Yet)

Vernissage: Saturday, March 16, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 5 – May 5, 2019

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A Night Sea Journey by Samira Abbassy | Badshahnama by Imran Channa

Vernissage: Saturday, March 16, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 24, 2019

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Exiles in Hidden Worlds
Halim Al Karim Empathetic Dream Construction
Vernissage: Saturday, March 16, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: March 16 – April 24, 2019

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Some Like it Hot
Group show
September 10th- October 10th 2013
XVA Gallery, DIFC

 

   
f Temporary Permanence: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka
Group Show
May 14th - June 28th 2013

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Halim Al Karim
Eternal Love
March 18 - April 30 2013

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Group show containing works by Anish Kapoor, Walid Siti, Imran Channa, Mohsen Ahmadvand & Debjani Bhardwaj.
'Paper'
February 4th (vernissage) to March 13th 2013


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Rameshwar Broota
Traces of Man
December 5th 2012 – January 31st, 2013

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Sami Al Karim
Rebirth
October 16 - November 15 2012

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Simeen Farhat and Faiza Butt
Adjacent and Across
September 17th - October 6th 2012

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Fereydoon Omidi
"Demolition"
20 June - September 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC

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Hussein Al Mohasen
"I Love You Green"
08 May - 14 June 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC


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Morteza Zahedi
Toy Story
19 March - 30 April 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC


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To The Moon
A group exhibition curated by Maitha Demithan
15 March - 30 April 2012 - XVA ANNEX BASTAKIYA

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A group exhibition curated by Vahid Sharifian.
Documentary of Sea
15 February - 15 March 2012

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Al Braithwaite
Transgressions
15 January 2012 - February 2012



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Arezu
Trespassing
13 December 2011 - 12 January 2012



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image Solo exhibition of works by Walid Siti
Erbil – Dubai: Chasing Utopia
2 November – 10 December 2011



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Debarchan Rout, Bibhu Patnaik, Ajay Sharma, Balaji Ponna, Riya Chatterjee, Mahesh Baliga, Sudip Dutta, Pradeep Mishra and Maruti Shelke
Yeh Hai India Darling!
21 September – 30 October 2011 XVA DIFC / 18 September - 30 November 2011 - XVA Bastakiya

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s Loredana Mantello, Nelda Gilliam, Carolin Kropff, Sami Al Karim,
Hussein Al Mohassen, Behrang Samadzadegan, and Morteza Zahed

Position Velocity Acceleration

20 June - 19 September 2011

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Imran Channa
The Memory is the Message

18 May - 18 June 2011

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Behrang Samadzadegan
Love in the Time of Unrest

12 April - 14 May 2011

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Hadieh Shafie
ketab

12 April - 14 May 2011

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Halim Al Karim
Hidden Love

2 March - 10 April 2011

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Works by Mohsen Ahmadvand, Mahmoud Hamdani,
Morteza Zahedi, Simeen Farhat and Al Braithwaite

Between The Lines

25 January - 26 February 2011

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Morteza Zahedi and Ghazal Khatibi  
A Joint Show

28 November - 5 January 2011

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Malekeh Nayiny
Sketches of a Fractured Song

24 October - 24 November 2010

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Sami Al Karim and Jonaton Gent
Provocations
26 September - 20 October 2010

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Maitha Bin Demithan, Sameer Reddy, Saba Qizilbash and Nikolai Wiezorek
Summer Exhibition
13 June - 31 July 31 and 1 - 22 September2010

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Abdulnasser Gharem
Restored Behaviour
17 January - 10 March 2010

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Al Braithwaite
Hall of Mirrors
17 January - 10 March 2010

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Art Fairs

 
s The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair Shanghai
6-9 September 2012

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Hong Kong Art Fair 2012
17-20 May 2012

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Art HK 2012
Walid Siti "Chasing Utopia"


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Vahid Sharifian, Halim Al Karim, Arezu, Imran Channa, Simeen Farhat.
Curated exhibition: Imran Channa, Sami Al Karim, Maitha Huraiz.

Contemporary Istanbul Fair
24-November 2011 - 27 November 2011

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Contemporary Istanbul 2011
Booth IKM310 – Works by Simeen Farhat, Vahid Sharifian,
Halim Al Karim, Imran Channa - November 24 – 27, 2011


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Art HK 2011
Booth 3DO3 – Works by Mohsen Ahmadvand
26 – 29 May, 2011

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a Art HK 2010
Works by Halim Al Karim
26 – 29 May, 2010

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  Asia Contemporary Art Fair 2008
Works by Mahmoud Hamadani and Halim Al Karim
6 – 10 November, 2008
   
Bastakiya Art Fair
Organized by XVA Gallery under the direction of owner Mona Hauser, the Bastakiya Art Fair (BAF) took place in Dubai’s heritage district from 2007-2010.


The fair focused on promoting emerging Middle Eastern contemporary art. BAF was timed to run parallel to Art Dubai annually and the Sharjah Biennale every alternate year.

BAF presented a series of curated exhibitions involving dozens of local, regional and internationally-based artists and galleries including Gallery IVDE, Rose Issa Projects, Meem Gallery, The Third Line, Saatchi and Janet Rady Fine Art. The program of events included daily exhibitions, film screenings, book readings, performance art and a series of brunch talks curated by Rose Issa. In addition to organizing the fair, XVA curated a series of exhibitions each year by artists including Walid Siti,

14 – 21 March, 2010
15 – 22 March, 2009
15 – 30 March, 2008 (Known as Creek Art Fair)
14-29 March, 2007 (Known as Creek Art Fair)

 
 
 
 
Past Exhibitions

 
   

Empathetic Dream Construction
Al Braithwaite, Halona Hilbertz & Jakob Roepke Empathetic Dream Construction

Vernissage: Saturday January 12, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: January 12 – March 5 2019

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Full Moon Rising;
Mukesh Shah

Exhibition Dates: October 27 - November 04, 2018
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Ordinary Geniuses;
Alikhaan Abdollahi, Kazem Ezi, Salim Karami, Mahmood Khan, Davood Koochaki, & Reza Shafahi
Curated By Morteza Zahedi
Exhibition Dates: September 8 – October 16, 2018
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THE REMARKABLE RESILIENCE OF SYMBOLS
Colleen Quigley

Exhibition Dates: April 21 – May 23, 2018
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Between Lands and Seas
Dia Batal

Vernissage: 17 March, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 17 March - 18 April 2018
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Interlud
Gazmend Kalemi & Miriam Humer


Exhibition Dates: 11 January - 4 March 2018
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Highlighted Memory
Azad Nanakeli


Vernissage: 13 November, 6pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: 13 November 2017 – 9 January 2018
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Net Worth
Arezu & Sarvenaz



Exhibition Dates: 23 September – 7 November 2017
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Sensations of Space
Rohan Khanna


Exhibition Dates: 25 May 2017 – 26 June 2017

   

Redemptive Narratives and Migrating Patterns
Samira Abbassy


11 March – 25 May 2017 More >>

   

Inside/Outside
Wissam Shawkat


26 January – 7 March 2017 More >>

   

Word Chimes; Meaning in Movements
Simeen Farhat


10 December 2016 – 24th January 2017 More >>

   

FUGUES
Mahmoud Hamadani


15 October - 14 November 2016 More >>

   

JUST A LOOK
Tor Seidel


Exhibition Dates: 3rd September – 4th October 2016

   

IN BETWEEN
Mukesh Shah


11 June – 5 July 2016

   

Watching and Caring
Alikhaan Abdollahi & Mohammad Ariyaei


Exhibition Dates: April 30 – June 7, 2016

   
Toy Story 2
Morteza Zahedi


Exhibition Dates: March 13 – April 27, 2016 More >>
   

Āyah
Hussein Al-Mohasen


Exhibition Dates: February 6th – March 9th, 2016

   

A Solo Exhibition by Sermin Kardestuncer

Vernissage: December 12, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: December 12 – February 3, 2015 More >>

   

Breathe In The Healing Love of the Universe, I Am With You
Al Braithwaite

Exhibition Dates: October 24 – December 9, 2015 More >>

   

Searching for Optical Wonder
Colleen Quigley

Vernissage: September 12th 2015, 6-9pm
Exhibition Dates: September 12th – October 21st, 2015 More >>

   

Paint: Selections from the XVA Gallery Collection.

June 13th – September 1st, 2015

   

Seeds from the Desert Sand
Gazmend Kalemi & Miriam Humer


Exhibition dates: April 4th – September 30th, 2015 More >>

   

Chaos
Halim Al Karim

Vernissage: March 14th, 2015
Exhibition dates:  March 14th -  May 14th, 2015 More >>

   

An Autobiography & Other Confessions
Samira Abbassy
Exhibition dates: February 7th – April 1st 2015

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In The Water
UnKyung Hur & Shinji Ogawa
December 13th 2014 – January 31st 2015

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Seeking Al-Tawhid In Andalusia
Akim Monet
October 11th - December 10th, 2014

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I Hate My Friends
Artists: Charlotte de Bekker, Nino Cricco, Shakhbout Al Kaabi, Nikolai Kozak & Agustina Zegers Curator: Grace Hauser
September 20 - October 9, 2014

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Butterflies in my Stomach
Debjani Bhardwaj, Saba Masoumian & Barbara Wildenboer
May 31 - September 20, 2014

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Wild Garden
curated by Moreza Zahedi, Artists: Hasan Hazer Mashar, Salim Karami and Davood Koocheki.

April 19 - May 22 2014


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Rite of Passage
Walid Siti
March 15th April 17th 2014

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Curiouser & Curiouser
Halona Hilbertz, Colleen Quigley & Jakob Roepke
February 3 – March 13th 2014

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Gentle
Jonathan Gent
December 10 2013 – January 31 2014
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a Katia Al Tal
Nuwa Creations
December 10 2013 – January 10 2014

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Morteza Zahedi
Tickle
November 3 – December 7
   

Some Like it Hot
Group show
September 10th- October 10th 2013
XVA Gallery, DIFC

 

   
f Temporary Permanence: Contemporary Art from Sri Lanka
Group Show
May 14th - June 28th 2013

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Halim Al Karim
Eternal Love
March 18 - April 30 2013

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Group show containing works by Anish Kapoor, Walid Siti, Imran Channa, Mohsen Ahmadvand & Debjani Bhardwaj.
'Paper'
February 4th (vernissage) to March 13th 2013


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Rameshwar Broota
Traces of Man
December 5th 2012 – January 31st, 2013

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Sami Al Karim
Rebirth
October 16 - November 15 2012

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Simeen Farhat and Faiza Butt
Adjacent and Across
September 17th - October 6th 2012

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Fereydoon Omidi
"Demolition"
20 June - September 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC

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Hussein Al Mohasen
"I Love You Green"
08 May - 14 June 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC


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Morteza Zahedi
Toy Story
19 March - 30 April 2012 - XVA Gallery DIFC


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To The Moon
A group exhibition curated by Maitha Demithan
15 March - 30 April 2012 - XVA ANNEX BASTAKIYA

More >>

   

A group exhibition curated by Vahid Sharifian.
Documentary of Sea
15 February - 15 March 2012

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Al Braithwaite
Transgressions
15 January 2012 - February 2012



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Arezu
Trespassing
13 December 2011 - 12 January 2012



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Art Fairs

 

Art Bahrain Across Borders
Mukesh Shah
22 - 26 March 2017

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BolognaFiere SH Contemporary
Mahmoud Hamadani, Halona Hilbertz, Halim Al Karim & Walid Siti
12 – 14 September, 2014 Shanghai Exhibiton Centre
   
Art Basel HK 2014
Object

May 15-18 2014

   
Art Basel HK 2013
Imran Channa Edge of an Adventure

May 23-26 2013

   
s The Asia Pacific Contemporary Art Fair Shanghai
6-9 September 2012

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Hong Kong Art Fair 2012
17-20 May 2012

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Art HK 2012
Walid Siti "Chasing Utopia"


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Vahid Sharifian, Halim Al Karim, Arezu, Imran Channa, Simeen Farhat.
Curated exhibition: Imran Channa, Sami Al Karim, Maitha Huraiz.

Contemporary Istanbul Fair
24-November 2011 - 27 November 2011

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Contemporary Istanbul 2011
Booth IKM310 – Works by Simeen Farhat, Vahid Sharifian,
Halim Al Karim, Imran Channa - November 24 – 27, 2011


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Art HK 2011
Booth 3DO3 – Works by Mohsen Ahmadvand
26 – 29 May, 2011

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a Art HK 2010
Works by Halim Al Karim
26 – 29 May, 2010

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  Asia Contemporary Art Fair 2008
Works by Mahmoud Hamadani and Halim Al Karim
6 – 10 November, 2008
   
Bastakiya Art Fair
Organized by XVA Gallery under the direction of owner Mona Hauser, the Bastakiya Art Fair (BAF) took place in Dubai’s heritage district from 2007-2010.


The fair focused on promoting emerging Middle Eastern contemporary art. BAF was timed to run parallel to Art Dubai annually and the Sharjah Biennale every alternate year.

BAF presented a series of curated exhibitions involving dozens of local, regional and internationally-based artists and galleries including Gallery IVDE, Rose Issa Projects, Meem Gallery, The Third Line, Saatchi and Janet Rady Fine Art. The program of events included daily exhibitions, film screenings, book readings, performance art and a series of brunch talks curated by Rose Issa. In addition to organizing the fair, XVA curated a series of exhibitions each year by artists including Walid Siti,

14 – 21 March, 2010
15 – 22 March, 2009
15 – 30 March, 2008 (Known as Creek Art Fair)
14-29 March, 2007 (Known as Creek Art Fair)