house 10

Open daily from 6pm Monday – Thursdays, 2pm Saturday – Sunday

Established in 2008 by Lateefa bint Maktoum, Tashkeel is a contemporary art organisation based in Dubai committed to facilitating art and design practice, creative experimentation, and cross-cultural dialogue. Placing the artist at the core, Tashkeel supports the UAE’s creative community through studio facilities, artists’ residencies, international fellowships, exhibitions, events, and workshops.




Tashkeel presents an archival exhibition mapping Tashkeel’s role in nurturing the artists and designers of Dubai’s cultural sector. Featuring works by alumni and members eL Seed, Wissam Shawkat, Areen Hassan, Lana El Samman, Nuhayr Zein and Nora Zeid, the exhibition is accompanied by programme of activities suitable for visitors of all ages.

POP-UP STORE: Tashkeel’s pop-up store in Gallery 2 presents a range of affordable accessories and homeware including latest Made in Tashkeel sketchbook series. Choose from 11 cover designs by artists Mouza Al Hamrani, Wissam Shawkat, Maitha Demithan, Nasir Nasrallah, Yosra Emamizadeh, Ibraheem Khamayseh, Alonsa Guevara and eL Seed.

OPEN STUDIOS: Visit the studios of artists Victor Sitali, Mike Arnold, Asma Baker & Abdallah Lutfi, Lia Staehlin and Chie Nakano and explore the practices of fine art, jewellery and illustration.

CREATE THE CANOPY: Drop in to the House 10 courtyard and make your mark on its rooftop shade. Using tempera paints, colour in the illustrations created by a host of Tashkeel artists. Open to all ages.

AFTERDARK ARTIST DEMOS: Each day, watch one of the Tashkeel artists create an artwork live in the House 10 courtyard.

ARTIST TALKS: On the final two days of SIKKA2022 (23 & 24 March, 7-9pm), Tashkeel presents a series of artists talks using this year’s theme ‘Celebrating Art, Celebrating Growth’ to redefine new media within the premise of interactivity as a mode of thinking, not just technology. Four Dubai-based artists whose work blurs the lines of possibility and complicates the idea of the ‘author’ take us through their work and exchange thoughts on notions of time, place and the spirit of collaboration. Dissecting the relationship between the physical and virtual, they will challenge the increasingly complex relationship between humans and their social context.