Alaa Edris

Alaa Edris is a visual artist from the United Arab Emirates. She is a graduate of Fine Arts, with a specialisation in Electronic Media.

Alaa’s work is often self-reflexive and addresses some of the themes that have dominated the field of Arab artistic research in the last decades. These include social and anthropological issues such as the construction of gender, the relationship between tradition and progress and the language and signs that identify, shape and articulate a culture. These explorations take varied forms, including video installations, photography and projections on three-dimensional surfaces. Alaa’s work has been exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in Italy, the United Kingdom, Turkey and the UAE. Alaa is a graduate of the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship.