American University of Sharjah


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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


The American University of Sharjah (AUS) was founded in 1997 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. AUS is an independent, not-for-profit, coeducational institution. Although consciously based upon American institutions of higher education, AUS is expected also to be thoroughly grounded in Arab culture and to be part of a larger process of the revitalization of intellectual life in the Middle East. There are nine distinct artists who will be exhibiting their diverse approach and unique thinking of electronic arts to deal with human perception to explore the fine line between reality and perception of reality through digital technology, and how it informs and reforms human conditions.

Alan Bogana “explores a series of computer graphics simulations that explore our understanding of reality if perceived only through traces of refracted light”. In his artwork, tries “to reduce and magnify the scale of life, let this work can collect life by itself and transfer into a virtual environment to create a kind of afterlife.” Similarly, Raphael Arar in his (+/-) Pendulum dear with gravity and reflects on the intersection of our digital lives with our physical lives.

The unique examination of “sense of place” by Richard Wheeler who, by layering the geographic footprints of years of satellite imagery creates interesting surfaces that show areas that have been photographed frequently from space, areas that have been photographed infrequently from space, and all the areas in between.


Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi