Top Exhibitions May 2023
Top 5 Exhibitions in May 2023
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If you’re someone who loves spending their day off at a museum or art gallery, then you’re going to adore our monthly list of must-see places. This May, we’ve handpicked five exhibitions that we think you’ll find interesting. So, get ready to explore some amazing art and culture.


Сollaborating with The Andy Warhol Museum, the Maraya is hosting the exhibition devoted to Andy Warhol, one of the most famous Pop Art artists. The show titled FAME: Andy Warhol in AlUla will bring together some of his most iconic art pieces, highlighting his fascination with fame and glamour.

The exhibition will end on May 14, 2023. To learn more, please visit its official web page.

2. Timeless Echoes by Afifa Aleiby

Until May 8, 2023, Zawyeh Gallery in Dubai is holding Timeless Echoes, Afifa Aleiby’s solo show. It will feature some of this prominent Iraqi artist’s latest art pieces in which she addresses different societal and humane themes. In her poetic paintings, Aleiby portrays female figures and reflects on women’s state in society.

To learn more about the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s official website.

3. Bollywood Superstars: A Short Story of Indian Cinema

Bollywood Superstars: A Short Story of Indian Cinema is an exhibition organised by the Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and France Museums. The show which is being held in Louvre Abu Dhabi will explore the origins of Indian cinema. Featuring extracts from 40 movies and more than 80 artworks, it will present the richness of India’s image-making traditions and the influence of popular arts (storytelling, dance, and theatre).

One can attend the exhibition until June 4, 2023. Learn more on its official web page.

A collection of daggers, 3 daggers to the (LEFT): Ceremonial daggers 19th, Abu Dhabi, Louvre Abu Dhabi. (RIGHT): Dagger from Late 11th century–late 17th century, Kuwait, al-Sabah Collection. Image courtesy: Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi. Photo: Ismail Noor/Seeing Things

4. Perpetual Identities By Katya A. Traboulsi

Multidisciplinary artist Katya A. Traboulsi’s artworks are being displayed at Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai. Her solo exhibition Perpetual Identities will be open to the public until June 30, 2023. The source of Katya’s inspiration is the Lebanese civil war she witnessed and its destructive consequences on humans’ cultural assets. In her art, she talks about identity as a force that no war can destroy.

More information about the exhibition can be found on its official web page.

Katya A. Traboulsi, Perpetual Identities. Hand-crafted replicas of Lebanese war bomb shells.

5. Artist’s Rooms at Jameel Arts Centre: Ayesha Sultana

Organised by Jameel Arts Centre, Artist’s Rooms is a series of solo shows of artists from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. Within this series, until 14 May 2023, the centre is holding Bangladeshi Asian artist Ayesha Sultana’s solo exhibition. It showcases her latest artworks on paper, the images of Dhakah, her home city, and other cities she goes to.

Ayesha Sultana, Outside the Field of View VII (2014). Graphite on paper. 24.5 x 24.5 cm. Courtesy of Experimenter