Ishara Art Foundation


Set across two floors of dedicated exhibition space in Alserkal Avenue, Ishara Art Foundation is a new non-profit organization focused on contemporary art from a South Asian context. We have an expansive definition of the region, which includes the diaspora and overlapping histories of the region around India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal. Given a wide presence and deep links to South Asia within the Gulf, our programme is anchored in a regional approach and designed to share compelling artistic perspectives with local and international audiences.

Our programming will include new and established practices through monographic presentations, group exhibitions, new commissions and touring exhibitions, developing new dialogues and exploring regional interconnections. Further information about our partnerships and programming will be available when the foundation launches in March. 

Driven by a strong commitment to the region and guided by a research-led, intellectually rigorous approach, Ishara will further support and celebrate the presence of South Asian voices within the thriving art and culture sector of the UAE. 


Ishara Art Foundation is presented in partnership with Alserkal Avenue. 

    • Opening Hours 11AM - 7PM -   Saturday to Thursday
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