Atteqa Ali


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Most Recent Affiliation(s):


  • Zayed University, _Professor

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  • ISEA2014

    1. Atteqa Ali, born in 1971 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Ali currently lives and works in Dubai, UAE. She is an educator, curator and art historian whose work focuses on the use of historical references in art to reflect on current social and political events. She is also interested in collaborative and socially engaged art in the extended Middle East. Ali is Assistant Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Art History and Curatorial Practices at Zayed University, Dubai. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, US (2008).
    2. Atteqa Ali, Zayed University, AE, is an art historian, writer and curator based in Abu Dhabi. She has written articles and essays for several publications, including the anthology Contemporary Art: 1989 to the present (Wiley‑Blackwell). She has curated exhibitions internationally, including Playing with a Loaded Gun: Contemporary Art in Pakistan at Apexart Curatorial Programs in New York and Kunsthalle Friedricianum in Kassel, Germany. Attiqa Ali is currently an Assistant Professor of Art History at Zayed University.

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  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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