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Non-profit association of art professional in the United Arab Emirates, established in 1980. The Head Office is in Sharjah, and there are branches in Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Khor Fakkan. The Emirates Fine Arts Society is member of the Arab Art Association and the International Association of Art, IAA/AIAP (headquaters in Paris, France).
The mission of the Emirates Fine Arts Society is to support its members and to promote art education and art appreciation among the public by organizing exhibitions - including the annual exhibition at the Sharjah Art Museum -, as well as workshops, seminars and lectures.
The Head Office in Sharjah with its enclosed courtyard and a gallery is open to visitors and offers workshops to non-members.
Main institution for contemporary arts, organizer of the Biennial and other world class events.
March - June 2021. Curators: Okwui Enwezor, Hoor Al Qasimi. Theme: Thinking Historically in the Present, conceived by late Enwezor.