Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

Curated by Shaikh Maktoum Al Maktoum

09.10.2023 ­– 31.10.2023

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, the Dubai Calligraphy Biennale marks a significant milestone in celebration of 10 successful editions of the Dubai International Arabic Calligraphy Exhibition.

The biennale presents an exploration of calligraphy beyond borders and languages, uniting artists from all around the world, each showcasing their unique culture and language. The biennale will not only narrate a visual experience but is also an opportunity for cultural exchange and understanding, to serve as a reminder that human connection remains universal through different expressions.

With more than 35 destinations activated across Dubai, the biennale offers a holistic experience for visitors, to include 19 curated calligraphy art and design exhibitions, launch of public art masterpieces and murals, and a month-long program of workshops and engaging activities. The framework of the biennale encompasses partnerships and collaborations with art galleries and stakeholders, namely Museum of the Future, EXPOCITY, Mohd Bin Rashid Library, Dubai Design District, DIFC Gate Avenue, along with activations of DCAA Assets of Museums and Public Libraries.