Alserkal Lates | 30 September 2019

Kick off the new season with us: Discover new exhibition openings at our contemporary art galleries, catch a performance of WRECK-List of Extinct Species in Concrete, welcome new concepts, grab a bite, and reconnect with our community on 30 September during Alserkal Lates, from 6-10PM.

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Exhibitions during Alserkal Lates

1x1 Art Gallery
Unreal. Unseen. Untouched
Alaa Edris
Carbon 12
Sarah Almehairi

Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde
We Are Open for Installation
Rokni Haerizadeh, Ramin Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian

Green Art Gallery
Avoid Bad Dreams
Afra Aldhaheri, Ali Kazma, Hale Tenger, Heidi Bucher, Shadi Habib Allah
Grey Noise
How do we remember?
Fazal Rizvi

Gulf Photo Plus
The Arab Street, Vol. II
Group Exhibition
Lawrie Shabibi

Larissa Sansour
The Third Line
The Arrival
Farah Al Qasimi

Jean Paul Najar Foundation
Building Bauhaus

Leila Heller
The Flight of Time
Ran Hwang

FN Designs
Media Ecstasy
Ahmed Emad


Ayyam Gallery

Staging the Imagined

Sama Alshaibi


Live Music & DJs

Time | 6-10PM

Location | throughout the lanes

Enjoy live music, DJ performances, and more throughout the evening.


Curated Trail | ‘On The Moon’

Time | 6.30-7.15PM

Meeting point | SVENM (Warehouse 79)


Explore our contemporary galleries by night through a tour of our new exhibitions and galleries led by Sonia Brewin of SVENM. Spaces are limited and RSVP is required via an email to


Workshop | DIY Floral Table Arrangement by Âme

Time | 7-8PM

Location | Âme (Warehouse 81)

Price | AED 100


Learn how to make a simple table floral centerpiece at a workshop led by Âme’s Senior Florist. Participants will learn the basics to making a floral arrangement and will get to make their own mini bouquets. Spaces are limited and booking essential via the following link or via an email to



Performance | (De)figured, Nathaniel Rackowe with choreographer Angela Woodhouse 

Time | 7.30-8PM & 9.30-10PM
Location | Main Lane

A newly refined performance work, (De)figured, developed by Nathaniel Rackowe with choreographer Angela Woodhouse interacts with Rackowe’s site-specific installation Luminous Territories. Two dancers will move throughout the space, reacting to it and each other, exploring notions of intimacy within the hard edged confines of their built environment. 


Talk |The Global Food System’ by Tharawat

Time | 7.30PM-8.45PM

Location | Tharawat Space (Warehouse 19)
Free and open to all.


How do we feed a growing population? This talk will take a sustainable and holistic approach in addressing food-related challenges faced by humanity. The talk will be moderated by Farida El Agamy, GM, Tharawat Family Business Forum and will include panelists Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), and Omar Shihab, Founder & GM, Boca.


Panel discussion | Critique Night at Gulf Photo Plus

Time | 7.30-8.30PM

Location | Gulf Photo Plus (Warehouse 36)


In line with Gulf Photo Plus’ current exhibition, The Arab Street, Vol. II, submissions will be accepted for an evening of conversation around what makes or breaks a successful street photograph. Three judges will comment on the effective and the improvable in images submitted by you.


Concert series | Artur Grigoryan at The Fridge 

Time | Doors Open 7.30PM

Location | The Fridge (Warehouse 5)

Tickets | AED 30


Feeling Jazz? Don’t miss Dubai-based, Armenian saxophonist Artur Grigoryan as he takes the stage in The Fridge’s concert series. The performance will showcase his debut album ‘Good In Tension’, which influence from Be-bop, Funk, Latin and Reggae grooves.

Workshop | Draw! at SVENM

Time | 8PM

Location | SVENM (Warehouse 79)


Join SVENM in the  launch of ‘The Drawing Project' a series of  drawing workshops for adults-only. Limited to 5 participants per drawing class. Email to register.


Contemporary Dance Performance | WRECK - List of Extinct Species

Time | 8.30-9.30PM

Location | Concrete, Alserkal Avenue

Tickets | AED 150


Journey into a world of movement, sound, and visual art during a contemporary dance performance ‘WRECK - List of Extinct Species’, as six dancers and a huge floating sculpture take the stage at Concrete on 30 September and 1 October. Directed by Pietro Marullo. Tickets are now on sale via the following link:


Screenings | The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) programme at Cinema Akil


In collaboration with the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture – AFAC, Cinema Akil is proud to host the UAE’s first AFAC Film Week, a selection of contemporary feature narratives, documentaries, and shorts from 7 countries across the Arab region.

Get your tickets to the screenings in the below links:





Grab a Bite

Appetite Café at A4 Space, Mirzam Chocolate Makers, Nightjar, Wild & The Moon, Project Chaiwala, Saj&Co at Warehouse Eighteen, Techarc, Roots at KAVE.


F&B pop-ups






Meet our new concepts


We’ve welcomed some new kids on the block, and we can’t wait for you to meet them. Join us in welcoming 10 new concepts to Alserkal Avenue: Âme Studio, Chalk, Cyacle (acquired by Careem), electriclimefilms, Italian Shoe Factory, KAVE, Shimis Yoga, Society Motors, Tamashee, and Wisdom Warehouse.


Outdoor Art Installations


‘Luminous Territory’ by Nathaniel Rackowe

Luminous Territory is a new series of site specific installations by Nathaniel Rackowe, developed for Alserkal Avenue, taking inspiration from the ever changing urban landscape of Dubai. Vertical towers of light and colour activate the Avenue, combining common materials like scaffolding netting and fluorescent light into a new refined aesthetic, growing from the construction site to become a commentary on how we navigate cities in flux. Both the installations and the site will become an environment for a newly refined performance work called (De)figured, developed by Rackowe with choreographer Angela Woodhouse. Two dancers will move thought the space, reacting to it and each other, exploring notions of intimacy within the hard edged confines of their built environment.


‘Stones’ by Arnaud Rivieren

Location | Corner of Lane 3

In Stones, 2018, Rivieren transforms stainless steel scraps into forms that defy their material rigidity and industrial origins. Using cast-off material sourced from Jebel Ali, Rivieren’s sculptures are created in a ‘moment of inertia’: he heats steel until it begins to bend rotationally under its own weight, and thereby creates smooth, circular beams – without beginning or end – and free-balancing curves. As he dissects and repurposes each fragment, it is to reveal the lightness of the curves it holds within to give a new meaning to the line, releasing it from its earthly constraints so it can express itself in a more ethereal way.