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This year brought the fourth edition of Emirati Expressions – the Conventions of Arts to Abu Dhabi’s Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi’s latest cultural district and located on Saadiyat Island which was designed to bring the vision of the Island to life.

Emirati Expressions opened alongside Abu Dhabi Art and is a major exhibition of contemporary art from the UAE. It is part of ADTCA’s ongoing cultural programme dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of art and culture. The event which will be ongoing for over 4 months expects to attract tens of thousands of visitors.

Designed by local exhibition designers and TCA employees Ghaith Mohammad and Moaza Matar Saif, Projex were commissioned and given just 3 weeks to complete the build of this exciting project.

  • Client: TCA – Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority
  • Event: Emirati Expressions IV, Conventions of Art
  • Date: 16 November 2015 – 31 March 2016
  • Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi


Projex took on the entire fit out of the 1200 sqm gallery. The overall feel was a sweeping artistically clean look and was achieved by using natural materials, wood colliding with steel and concrete giving the feel of natural resources.
This year brought a different approach in not being just about traditional art on walls but also wearable textiles, photography, furniture design, interactive installations, illustrations, sculptures and even a live studio.

Within the exhibition there were some familiar local artist showcasing their artworks including Khalid Shafar , Zeinab Alsayed Alhashemi and Maryam Al Suwadi. Projex worked very closely with all the artists to achieve the tight deadline.
We are extremely proud to have been involved again.