Italian Soul Contemporary Art in UAE Second Edition

20 Mar 2015 – 4 Apr 2015

Event times

The opening is at 6.00 pm

Cost of entry

free entry

Shangri-La Hotel 2nd Floor 1 Sheikh Zayed Rd Dubai United Arab Emirates

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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The exhibition "Italian Soul Contempory Art in UAE" is scheduled from March 20 to April 4 2015 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi




The “Italian Soul” project has the intent to convey the Italian Visual Arts in the UAE, a land with great potential exhibition.

Our goal is the artistic encounter with the local culture through the contribution of physical artworks of contemporary Italian artists in what a center of attraction of interest to collectors, art lovers and tourism high standard.

With great availability, the project was welcomed and supported by the Italian institutions: Italian Embassy and Consular Network, Chamber of Commerce and Foreign Italian Institution for Tourism.

In the second edition of the project “Italian Soul” includes two exhibitions, one in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi, while having a unique leitmotif and an only format.



The opening in Dubai is scheduled for March 20, 2015 - 6h00 pm

The opening in Abu Dhabi is scheduled for March 28, 2015 - 6h00 pm


The exhibition in Dubai will be located in the prestigious hall of Don Alfonso 1890 our

sponsor and partner (www.donalfonso.ae)

The exhibition in Abu Dhabi will be located in the Abu Dhabi Art Hub gallery and cultural center of Abu Dhabi (www.adah.ae)

 All phases of the exhibition, preparation, set up, dismantling and curatorship will be cared by Gina Affinito.

The exhibition in the Art Hub is supported in cooperation with the Republic of Latvia which

presents the "Latvia Art Month" in the same day of the inauguration. This is to allow the two countries, Italy and Latvia a comparison and an artistic exchange profitable. The artworks will remain on display for two weeks in Dubai for a week in Abu Dhabi.

A catalog will be produced that will encompass all the works on display and will be channeled groups of visitors during the exposure period for accurate visits to the works on display.


Artist Guest of the event in Abu Dhabi will be Todd Williamson, a Los Angeles contemporary artist that has exhibited in Japan, China, Italy, Germany, France, Korea, Spain, and the United States. He was named as one of the 2009 Artists to Watch by Art & Living Magazine and was a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Pollock Krasner Foundation award grant. He also received two Abstract Awards from Artslant Online, an Artistic Merit from Art 1307-Naples Italy, and the Curators Award from the Micro Museum Brooklyn NY.


He has attended the American Academy in Rome Italy, Nuove Opere Napoltane in Naples Italy, the Skopelos Foundation-Skopelos Greece, the Scuola Internazionale di grafic Venice Italy, and the Louise Bourgeois’ Artists Salon NY NY.


Italian Soul team:


Immacolata Maddaloni, President Cultural Centre Arianna

Gina Affinito, Art Curator

Grazia Nuzzi, Historical and Critical Art

Artrooms, Web gallery Partner

Majid Rais, translations in Arabic

Tania Sabatino, Press Office

Mariano Cervone, graphic design

Aleksandra Mandic, official photographer

Emanuele Antonio, supporter

Ruzanna Poghosyan, supporter and foreign shipment in Dubai

Karen Elizabeth Hart, art director and supporter in Abu Dhabi


The Artists on display


Marialuisa Acciaioli

Anna Avossa

Diego Caicedo

Mina Cappussi

Federica Costantino

Pino De Carlo

Alessandra De Zan

Cristina Flaviano

Stefania Fragano

Antonio Franchi

Sandro Frinolli Puzzilli

Tommaso Infè

Egidio Iovanna

Tina Lattarulo

Livio Lopedote

Gabriella Lusignani

Maria G. Maddaluno

Silvia Magistro

Lia Maglione

Leonardo Martellucci

Chiara Mazza

Lara Messina

Carlo Moretti

Vincenzo Musardo

Enrico Pambianchi

Ivan Pili

Mario Pizzi

Ciro Pompeo

Simone Rosti

Giovanni Salvati

Elena Savokhina

Maria Antonietta Scala

Gianfranco Schifano

Marina Taroni

Orlando Tocco

Maria Zimari


info: dubai.italiansoul@gmail.com - phone +39 3273463882 +971 554732207


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