I can't believe it's been almost a year since Art Dubai already! Here's an artist to look out for... Nadia Kaabi-Linke, the artist behind the very popular "Flying Carpets" in last year's Art Dubai which got her the Abraaj Capital Art Prize 2011, Kaabi-Linke has become one of the most exciting names in contemporary Middle Eastern art.
This year Lawrie Shabibi is proud to present Kaabi-Linke's "Black is the New White" the first solo exhibition since she was awarded the Abraaj Capital Art Prize in 2011. The exhibition opens on the 19th of March as part of Art Dubai Week 2012 and will feature six new works from the artist. Kaabi-Linke's work revolves around social, politcal, cultural and historical concepts which reveal hidden contradictions and coincidences in subtle ways. You'll notice in her work, she uses a multitude of media to express her ideas merging beauty with violence or refinement with vulgarity, fearless to produce art that is evocative and paradoxical.
Kaabi-Linke was born in Tunis in 1978 to a Russian mother from Kiev and a Tunisian father. She studied in the Academy of Fine Arts Tunis and later recieved a PhD at the Sorbonne University of Paris in 2008. Today Kaabi-Linke lives and works in both Tunis and Berlin.
View of The Flying Carpets walking into Art Dubai 2011