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Afra Al Dhaheri, Who Has Time For It? (detail), 2016

Afra Al Dhaheri is a multi-disciplinary artist based in the United Arab Emirates. Much of her works responds to the changes and development that have transformed the UAE landscape, the passage of time and the transformation of daily life in the UAE. In Afra’s own words, her work investigates and challenges materials and she explores ”the push and pull of life”.

She gained her Master in Fine Arts (MFA) from the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States and her BA in Graphic Design from Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. Afra is one of the Founding Members of the artist-run studio and exhibition space Bait15. She has taken part in numerous art residencies including Portmeor Studios, in the modernist art colony of St Ives in Cornwall, UK and is represented by Green Art Gallery, Dubai.

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