Desert X AlUla

Desert X AlUla

#Desert X AlUla 2022

ALULA, SAUDI ARABIA

Desert X AlUla 2022 marks the second iteration of the acclaimed public outdoor exhibition in AlUla, Saudi Arabia. Taking place within the breath-taking desertscape, Desert X AlUla 2022 featured fifteen site-specific temporary works that were commissioned under the curatorial vision of Reem Fadda, Raneem Farsi and Neville Wakefield.

Under the theme of Sarab, the fifteen artist created works that explored ideas of mirage and oasis, both intrinsic to desert history and culture, that have taken on complex worldwide significance over time.

Desert X AlUla 2022 featured the incredible works of Shadia Alem, Zeinab Alhashemi, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Abdullah AlOthman, Dana Awartani, Sultan Bin Fahad, Serge Attukwei Clottey, Claudia Comte, Shezad Dawood, Jim Denevan, Stephanie Deumer, Alicja Kwade, Khalil Rabah, Monika Sosnowska and Ayman Zedani.

In November 2021 UAP | Urban Art Projects was contracted to deliver the fifteen artworks by early February 2022. Once Desert X’s curatorial team selected the artists, UAP’s global teams worked with the artists, in region makers, and the client to assist in the design development, create technical drawings for engineering, and manage the overall delivery, installation, and opening of each commissioned artwork.

Shadia Alem, I Have Seen Thousands of Stars and One Fell in AlUla, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Sultan bin Fahad, Desert Kite, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Abdullah AlOthman, Geography of Hope, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Claudia Comte, Dark Suns, Bright Waves, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Monika Sosnowska, Silent Witnesses of The Past, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Shaikha Al Mazrou, Measuring the Physicality of Void, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Stephanie Deumer, Under the Same Sun, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Stephanie Deumer, Under the Same Sun, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Shezad Dawood, Coral Alchemy I (Dipsastrea Speciosa), installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Zeinab Alhashemi, Camoulflage 2.0, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Alicja Kwade, In Blur, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Ayman Zedani, The Valley of The Desert Keepers, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Dana Awartani, Where The Dwellers Lay, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Jim Denevan, Angle of Repose, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Khalil Rabah, Grounding, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Serge Attukwei Clottey, Gold Falls, installation view, Desert X AlUla 2022, courtesy the artist and Desert X AlUla, photo by Lance Gerber

Hero Image Credit: Lance Gerber

#Services provided

Consultancy

Design Assist

Digital Model & Render
Material Exploration
Materials and Construction Methods
Installation Methodology

Workshop

Welding and Fabrication
Project Management
Installation
Technical Drawings

#Project summary

Creative

Desert X AlUla

Artwork Title

Desert X AlUla 2022

Project

Desert X AlUla

Client

Royal Commission for AlUla

Year

2022

Location

AlUla, Saudi Arabia

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