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ADMAF’s awards are a central pillar of its education programmes – as the voices of tomorrow are strengthened, the very best are also recognised for their excellence.

Our participation at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.  The initiative aims to strengthen and support the Emirati publishing industry by presenting the achievements of Emirati and Arab writers.

The Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) is an organization that seeks to nurture artistic, cultural and creative development and practice among the people of Abu Dhabi as well as across the UAE...

The only resource and register dedicated to Emirati visual artists, ADMAF’s Nation’s Gallery – Riwaq Al Fan Al Emirati is for artists, collectors and art lovers. A network that connects and informs, it brings together people and o…

Founded in 2004 and organised by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the annual multidisciplinary Festival is the largest cultural celebration in the entire region and reaches across the worl…

Through film screenings and intensive training programmes, Young Filmmakers’ Circle enhances the talent of directors, screenwriter, producers and technical specialists. Annually, a select group o…

A vocational training programme of workshops, practical training sessions from international leaders and hands-on journalistic endeavours designed to empower a new generation of Emirati students…

A professional development programme for cultural professionals from diverse disciplines, designed to instil skills and build networks for long-term creative partnerships across the UAE, with pra…

Offering insightful dialogue among thinkers, diplomats, cultural leaders and the general public through discussion and debate. Since 2010, 26 sessions, 109 panellists, over 2,850 audience members…

The Artists’ Studio is an online resource of talks, interviews, and other digital material from which young people can gain inspiration and understanding around the role of the arts practitioners…

Celebrate World Poetry Day 2023 with an evening of poetry inspired by the poems of Sheikh Zayed as part of the 8th edition of ADMAF’s Riwaq Al Adab Wal Kitab initiative. The…

Activities

Embark on a transformative journey at Abu Dhabi Art 2023 with ADMAF, where educational dialogues, cultural discovery, and interactive learning experiences converge—three good reasons to join us and elevate your understanding of art and creativity.

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Abu Dhabi Festival

In conversation: Emirati Artist Farah Al Qasimi with Maya El Khalil

Under the honorary patronage of H.H Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and honorary patron of the Abu Dhabi Festival, the Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) hosted the second panel discussion as part of the ‘Art @ Embassies’ initiative. This event was part of the 20th edition of the Abu Dhabi Festival, held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Shamsa bint Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan.

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Abu Dhabi Festival

4 October – 20 November 2023

Delfina Foundation, London SW1E 6DY, United Kingdom

The show takes its title from the error message that flashes up when Al Qasimi attempts to boot up her old family computer: Abort, Retry, Fail? This machine connected the artist and her family to the world in the late 90’s and early 2000s, and until recently, served as a portal through which the artist could attempt an escape from reality, revisiting the games that kept her occupied as a child: as a pirate, a gunslinging biker, or a tiny ball bouncing off the edges of the screen.

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