• Artists : ZENA ASSI 
  • Venue : ARTSAWA | ALQUOZ
  • Preview : 19 January 2009
  • Start Date : 20 January 2009 Time : 11:00 AM
  • End Date : 14 February 2009 Time : 10:00 PM


    Assi chooses to completely fill her canvases with interwoven lines set against bold fields of color abstractions. It is this unique style that has proven to be so popular amongst the region’s art lovers, not only in her solo exhibition in Beirut, but also as a resident artist at Dubai’s artsawa where she has been regularly featured during the gallery’s collective exhibitions.  
    Born in Tripoli, Assi now lives and works in Beirut where she creates her nonpareil works of art. As a relatively new artist, she held her first solo exhibition, Cité et Citadins (City and Citizens) in Beirut last year. The show featured various paintings in mixed media on canvas and introduced her distinctive style of elongated melancholic figures and cluttered cityscapes.
    Speaking about her latest exhibition Assi commented, “I’m extremely proud to be able to showcase my works to the art lovers of Dubai. I’m aware that not many young artists get the opportunity to hold such an exhibition in a gallery as impressive as artsawa and in a region such as Dubai which appears to be fast becoming the hub of Art and Culture in the Middle East.”
    The exhibition is to be held at artsawa in Al Quoz which has already gained a reputation as being one of the most active art platforms in Dubai, playing host to five exhibitions since the inaugural opening in October 2008. A converted warehouse of some 12,000 square feet, it promises to provide the perfect backdrop for Zena Assi’s latest creations.