Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Women in Art VII Exhibition at the Courtyard Gallery Dubai

Courtyard Gallery and Art Connection invite you to

Women in Art VII
Tuesday, September 27, 2011             
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm 

Once again, the Courtyard Gallery and Art Connection host their signature show“Women in Art”. For the seventh consecutive year, ladies from Dubai’s  Cosmopolitan art community display their works at the gallery’s most popular      exhibition. On display are works by ten different artists from seven countries.

- Barbara Weidig (Germany)
- “Chritch” (Egypt)
- Dina Butti (Egypt)
- Isabelle Riou-Teisseire (France)
- Lama Khatib Daniel (Jordan)
- Lina Ogaily (Iraq)
- Maysa Mohammed (Syria)
- Reem Al Banna (UAE)
- Sumayyah Al Suwaidi (UAE)
- Tini Meyer (Germany) 

The exhibition will continue until October 27, 2011

Click here for location map of the Courtyard Gallery Dubai

Monday, July 18, 2011

Roaming Images Exhibition - Greece Press Coverage

Monday, June 13, 2011

Roaming Images Website

Roaming Images is a project by the Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Greece (MMCA) organized in the framework of the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.
It is a nomadic forum that highlights contemporary conceptual engagement with the 'image' in the arts, humanities, and the social sciences.
Click here to visit the Roaming Images website http://sites.google.com/site/roamingimages/home

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Roaming Images Exhibition - Opening Invitation

Venue: Maraya Art Center at Al Qasba, Sharjah
Curator: Sotirios Bahtsetzis
Correspondent Curator: Giuseppe Moscatello (Maraya Art Center)
Artists: Paolomaria, Khalil Abdulwahid, Zlatan Filipovic, Maisoon Al Saleh, Ammar Al Attar, Mark Pilkington, Tim Kennedy, George Katodrytis, Ahmed Al Hamdi, Tarek Al Ghoussein, Ebtisam Abdulaziz, Noor Al Suwaidi, Tini Meyer

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Friday, June 10, 2011

Roaming Images Workshop at Maraya Art Centre

The Roaming Images workshop is based on the theoretical concept of “Images Make Sense.” This will give a short art-historical account on the ways that western models of vision have been developed and influenced during Renaissance by culture and science in the Arab world. Such a comparison aims to create a base for discussion that will lead to a research of contemporary phenomena.

Here is an overview of lecturers at the first workshop session:

Sotirios Bahtsetzis is an art historian and independent curator. In 2005 he was awarded a PhD in Art History from the Technische Universität of Berlin (with highest honor). The subject of his dissertation, to be published by Fink publications, is the history of installation art. Since 2006 he is adjunct professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Thessaly and the Hellenic Free University in Greece. Between 2002 and 2004 he taught History of Culture and Visual Culture at London Metropolitan University, and he was research-coordinator at the Museum Of Installation, London (Installation Art in the New Millennium, Thames & Hudson, 2003). His research interests focus on the history of installation art, theory of space and image theory (visual perception, psychology, phenomenology, psychoanalysis) in relation to interdisciplinary approaches (theory of film, visual media technology, gender studies and political philosophy).

George Katodrytis is an architect involved in practice, teaching and research. He is currently Associate Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah. He studied and taught at the Architectural Association in London and he has been a visiting professor at various schools around the world. He has built a number of projects in Europe and the Middle East as well as published widely on contemporary architecture, urbanism, cultural theory and digital media. The work addresses the ‘city’, especially as it is evolving in the 21st century. He has adopted digital technology and scripting as tools for establishing new formal and performative models in architecture.

Ebtisam Abdul-Aziz is a multidisciplinary artist, Curator and writer from and based in the UAE. Reflecting her Bachelor’s Degree in Science & Mathematics, AbdulAziz incorporates her unique perspective on mathematics and the structures of systems to explore issues of identity and culture through installations, performance pieces and works on paper. Her works are evidence of a fascinated with systemic ways to produce emotionally or intellectually meaningful forms of expression. Combining the scientific with the arbitrary, at times juxtaposing the two in order to force the viewer to question their assumptions about rules in the natural and formulaic world, Abdul-Aziz is methodical in her explorations. Her approach functions within the realm of the Gestalt theory and the recognition that understanding something is greater than perceiving the sum of all of its parts.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Green Earth Day at Al Hosn University

From the Al Hosn University Website:

H.E. Sheikh Abdulaziz Al Nuaimi, a member of the ruling Ajman Royal Family, popularly known as ‘The Green Sheikh’ for his environmental advocacy, was the honorary guest during the ‘Earth Day @ ALHOSN’ celebration held yesterday (Monday, April 25, 2011) at ALHOSN University’s American Corner.

Organized by the ALHOSN Green Club in cooperation with the university’s American Corner and the Department of Urban Planning, the eco-awareness event was part of activities held by ALHOSN University in commemoration of World Earth Day 2011. The evening featured a screening of ‘The End of the Line,’ a major documentary film on the drastic impact of overfishing on the earth’s oceans, followed by a panel discussion on key environmental issues with emphasis on overfishing.

The panel included Sheikh Al Nuaimi; Thabit Abdessalam from the Abu Dhabi Environment Agency; Proscilla Guzman from the US Embassy; and Tini Meyer, an international contemporary artist. Dr. Adnan Husnein, Green Club Advisor and Chair of the Urban Planning Department, acted as a moderator. The event was highlighted by H.E. Sheikh Al Nuaimi’s presentation on his environmental activities and experiences, after which H.E. addressed questions from the audience.

On dubib.com

Al Hosn University website

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Behind the scenes: Creating SAMAK

Check out the video which shows part of the process of creating SAMAK, the 13 ton sculpture made of "green" concrete from Al Fara'a Construction and fish bones collected by yours truly at the fish market in Abu Dhabi.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011


30" x 55"
Acrylic on Canvas

"Women are made to be loved, not understood." - Oscar Wilde


30" x 30"
Acrylic on Canvas

"Close both eyes to see with the other eye." - Rumi

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Newertown Art launches website

Newertown | Art is an ongoing curatorial project determined to make its mark in today's fast-paced and highly over-adjectivised art world. Its engaging curatorial team works closely with contemporary artists from across the world in order to organise and promote exhibitions of the highest calibre.

Dear friends and art aficionados - bookmark this page for updates on my work and other fabulous artists part of the Newertown Art circle.

External: New Art From Further East

An exploration and insight into the thriving art world of further east, this exhibition invites its audience to address the importance and shortcomings of individuality and tradition in a region frequently subject to cliché and misconception. The featured artworks showcase talent from the Middle East, Turkey and Iran, ranging from innovative paintings, screenprints and sculpture to photographic and video installation.

Shoreditch - October 2010
The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP

Curated by Juan Carlos Farah

Monday, October 18, 2010

Green Abu Dhabi 2010 Logo


Green Abu Dhabi 2010 is a three week art show focusing on educating the community about the environment and sustainability. The initiative is a call to action and invites the entire UAE community to ‘paint the town green.’ This can be as simple as recycling and switching off lights when they are not needed, to mobilising members of your immediate community to initiate wider pr grammes such as beach clean ups. Green Abu Dhabi 2010 aims to become an annual community event working from a grass roots level with schools up to the highest level decision maker. This year the initiative has commissioned 5 selected Emerging artists in the city of Abu Dhabi to create and sell new work focused on certain points on the environment and sustainable development. They will be the mouthpiece, they will speak to the city directly about what it means to “Paint the Town Green” to them.

Along with the main Art exhibit, Green Abu Dhabi will also reach out to the community through mini-events. This year we have 4 planned mini-events that will take place during our 3 week exhibition. The first to take place will be a Mangrove Cleanup in the city of Abu Dhabi. The second will be a Community Art Auction in Abu Dhabi. The third will be a Community Art Auction in Sharjah. And finally the last will be a Painted Tiles Mural created by as many kids in as many schools for the city of Abu Dhabi.

Additionally a percentage of all sales of artwork and merchandise sold will go to the WWF-EWS, the Future Center of Abu Dhabi, and the Sharjah Humanitarian City with whom Green Art Abu Dhabi aims to establish a new program for the city of Abu Dhabi this year with the help of proceeds from this show.

Visit www.greenabudhabi.org for more details.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Green Abu Dhabi 2010

Green Abu Dhabi 2010 is a three week art show focusing on educating the community about the environment and sustainability. The initiative is a call to action and invites the entire UAE community to ‘paint the town green.’ This can be as simple as recycling and switching off lights when they are not needed, to mobilising members of your immediate community to initiate wider programmes such as beach clean ups. Green Abu Dhabi 2010 aims to become an annual community event working from a grass roots level with schools up to the highest level decision maker.

My biggest work included in the exhibition is a 14 tonne concrete sculpture sponsored by Al Fara'a Construction. The artwork is sculpture of the word Samak - fish in Arabic - and is covered with fish bones and other remnants from the beach.
Samak is a commentary on overfishing and our consumption habits. Overfishing is the number one reason why waters are running out of fish.
If we keep up the way we do, we might one day end up with fossils rather than fish. So stop being so bloody wasteful.

Creating Samak was one of the most exciting experiences for me as an artist. A huge collaboration with Al Fara'a Construction and seeing all those fish bones beautifully lit up at the inauguration.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Let's paint the town green!

Publish Post

Green Abu Dhabi 2010 features a collection of work by Genoveva Kriechbaum, Fatema Al Mazroui, George Lewis and Tini Meyer.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Illustrado Magazine Photo Shoot by Eros Goze - Part 2

Illustrado Magazine Photo Shoot by Eros Goze - Part 1

Vin et Pinceaux at Atelier de Tini Meyer

Vin et Pinceaux at Atelier de Tini Meyer

Wine tasting at Atelier de Tini Meyer

Vin et Pinceaux - an evening of wine and art