Dubai Gallery owner, Amel Makkawi chats to about selecting artists for her gallery at the MENASart Fair 2011. Makkawi also tells us about discovering emerging artists, and her potential participation in next year's fair.

Nestled within the vibrancy and industry of the Al Quoz district in Dubai, stands a transformed light-soaked warehouse. Art Sawa (, with its impressive roster of artists from the region, and 12,000 sq. ft of space, makes it one of the most important galleries in the region and a distinctive art platform featuring artists from the Middle East, North Africa and neighbouring countries.

"Art Sawa" which translates to Art Together is Amel B. Makkawi's vision and aspiration that the space be a venue that facilitates and fosters interaction, dialogue and inspiration through art, between artists and the public across the Middle East.

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Past Events

MENASArt Fair 2011 Exhibition (Art)