Current and Future

Quale Futuro?

September 9 – 24, 2017

Group exhibition – Forte Sangallo – Nettuno

VI Biennale d’arte contemporanea di Anzio e Nettuno, Italy



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” ” Cristiana de Marchi / Susanne Schwieter

September 8, 2017

Duo exhibition – Lange Strasse 31

Frankfurt, Germany



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Building sustainable worlds

September 5th, 2017

Workshop – Georg Büchner Schule

Frankfurt, Germany


Artist Residency

August 30 – September 10, 2017

Lange Strasse 31, Frankfurt, Germany



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Cristiana de Marchi. Wunderkammern effimere

May 7 - 26, 2017

Solo Exhibition - Circuiti Dinamici

Milan, Italy



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Art Dubai: scenes from a city: interview

May 3, 2017


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Homage without an Homage

March 14 - 18, 2017

Group show - Julius Baer Lounge, Art Dubai

Dubai, UAE 

Danna Lorch, Dubai by way of SoHo: the Middle East Art Scene makes way for an exhibit of New York Lore

May 8, 2017

in ARTnews

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Is Old Gold? \"The Valley In Between: Generational Disconnections, Divergent Agendas Or A Possible Continuity?\"

February 14th, 2017

Talks program –DUCTAC

Dubai, UAE


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But we cannot see them

March 2 – September 2, 2017

Group exhibition – New York University

Abu Dhabi, UAE



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Is Old Gold? “The Validation System: Self-Sustainability Or Foreign Acknowledgement?”

February 7th, 2017

Talks program –DUCTAC

Dubai, UAE



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Is Old Gold? \"Imitation, plagiarism and tribute: recurrences in visual arts\"

January 31st, 2017

Talks program –DUCTAC

Dubai, UAE


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Is Old Gold? \"Knowledge transmission in the art world: from the atelier to the remote teaching: kingdoms of ideas and their inheritance\"

January 24th, 2017

Talks program –DUCTAC

<span style="\\&quot;font-size:" 13px;\\"="">Dubai, UAE






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Is Old Gold?

February 21 – April 7, 2017

Curating (with Muhanad Ali) - DUCTAC

Dubai, UAE

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Bordes / Borders

January 26 – May 13, 2017

Group exhibition – Embassy of Mexico

Washington, D.C., USA



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Hind Mezaina & Wael Hattar, “Arts and Cultural Highlights of 2016”: exhibition review

January 14, 2017


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In other Words

January 19 – March 5, 2017

Group exhibition – Spartanburg Art Museum

<span style="\\&quot;font-size:" 13px;\\"="">Spartanburg, SC, USA



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32nd Salon d’Automne

December 15, 2016

Artists on Art: Talks by Exhibiting Artists in the Salon d’Automne – Sursock Museum

Beirut, Lebanon

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Poetics of Absence

January 15 – February 28, 2017

Curating – 1x1 gallery

<span style="\\&quot;font-size:" 13px;\\"="">Dubai, UAE



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At the Core

January – March, 2017

Workshop – Tashkeel

<span style="\\&quot;font-size:" 13px;\\"="">Various locations, UAE



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Global Video 2016

December 10, 2016

Group exhibition

Stichting White Cube

Various Locations Worldwide



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Diritti umani, razzismo e global immigration

December 15-18, 2016

Group exhibition – On Art Spazio Arte

FestArte Video Festival

Roma, Italy



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Against Violence

November 25 – December 10, 2016

Group show - Circuiti Dinamici 

Milan, Italy

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Video Art Festival Now&After

October 22nd - November 29th 2016

Curated by Marina Fomenko

The State Darwin Museum Moscow, Russia



32nd Salon d’Automne

November 25, 2016 – February 27, 2017

Group exhibition – Sursock Museum

Beirut, Lebanon



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The Blue Hour, Santa Cruz Biennale, “Limitrofe”, Centro cultural de Santa Cruz, Bolivia

September – November 2016

Curated by Mo Reda


Murtaza Vali, “Cristiana de Marchi & Monira Al Qadiri @ 1x1 gallery, Dubai”: exhibition review

January 2017

in Art Forum, vol. 55, No. 5, pp. 238-239 


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Melting the Sky

September-October 2016

A duo exhibition by Cristiana De Marchi and Monira Al Qadiri

The conception of a nation state is a relatively new phenomenon, its roots only dating back a few hundred years. The idea is generally centred around territorial sovereignty, economy, language, ethnicity and geography. Indeed, cartography and modern map-making technologies gave way to invisible lines being drawn in the sand, carving up separate corporal identities based on those artificial demarcations. But in our current globalised world, these partitioned territories appear to be more and more fragile, blurred, and even fictitious. The mythical enterprise of man-made borders is shifting day by day, where we find ourselves searching for new ways to unify or divide the world we live in. In this uncertain climate, no one knows what the future will look like. The utopian vision of separate independent peoples is in a state of chaotic disarray.

In this exhibition, two artists attempt to depict a future where the myths are dispelled, where new unities are created, and where we conjoin ourselves using form, colour and feeling rather than nations.

There are no maps in the sky.

1x1 art gallery

“Embodying”: book review


in Almanac 2017. Art Asia Pacific, vol XII


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First Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art Yinchuan, China

September 9th – December 18th 2016

For an Image, Faster Than Light

Curated by Bose Krishnamachari  


Artist Village Yinchuan, China

August 20th – September 11th 2016

Artist Residency


24hour Cinema at the Festival X-24

July 16-17, 2016

x-church of Gainsborough

project directed by Marcus Hammond

Festival X-24

Bordes. Versión libre de videos participantes de la experiencia Bienal de las Fronteras. Biennial of the Frontiers video exhibit

June 22 - August 22, 2016

Curated by Othón Castañeda

Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

The exhibit explores the concept of borders through the free interpretation of 9 artists who put in dialogue their specific contexts with the technical possibilities of Video Art. It includes artworks from Mexican and International artists.


Mexican Cultural Institute in Miami

Iran Contemporary Art Biennale “Peace on a Paper”, Tehran, Iran

July 2016

Curated by Majid Abbasi Farahani


Embodying, Art Dubai: Book launch

March 17, 2016

Embodying: A book project by Cristiana de Marchi and Hassan Sharif

In this union of visual art and literature, photo documentation of renowned Emirati artist Hassan Sharif's performances from the years 1982 to 1984 are accompanied by poems written by Italian-Lebanese author Cristiana de Marchi. With the corpus of these performances during this period of time viewed only by small circles of relatives and friends in the United Arab Emirates or London, Embodying reveals to them an extended audience for the first time.

Published by Sharjah Art Foundation

Sharjah Art Foundation

Royal College of Art. Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

March 2016

RCA Secret Dubai is an exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized artworks by regional and internationally acclaimed artists and designers


Fixing Nothing, Empty10, Dubai, UAE

March-April 2016

Displaying works by Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem and Italian/Lebanese Cristiana de Marchi, “Fixing Nothing” is an informal show that aims at creating a dialogue between artworks and at investigating the many ways dialectics is generated.

The exhibition displays new conceptual works by both artists, paired by a selection of Kazem’s iconic Scratches and de Marchi’s textiles, both characterized by the subtlety of the technique and of the result, almost disappearing and inviting the viewers to approach the work with all their senses.


SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

March 2016

A cultural initiative of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, SIKKA Art Fair is an integral part of Dubai Art Season, the city’s umbrella arts initiative. The event will be primarily held at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. The contemporary art fair highlights UAE talent. It is the Middle East’s first-of-its-kind entirely commissioned visual arts and performing arts programme.

Under the direction of UAE artist, Mattar bin Lahej, the sixth edition of SIKKA Art Fair will host an array of installations by: Joshua Watts, Mohammad Shabanpoor, Azza Alqubaisi, Kevin Badni, Cristiana De Marchi, Fatima Alawadhi, Katarzyna Dzikowska, Ali Hussain Merza, Mays Albaik, Amna Jawad, Julia Townsend, Matthew Ryder, Sarab Johkadar, Marwan Karout, Malda Smadi, Flounder Lee, Maha Shahin and Hendrik Wahl.

Dubai Culture

Groupe Mobile: retracer la vie sociale des oeuvres par la photographie, Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France

February-July 2016

GROUPE MOBILE Du 13 fevrier au 2 juillet 2016
Avec Yaacov Agam, Andrea Ancira (Pernod Ricard Fellow), Ellie Armon Azoulay, Kemi Bassene, Yogesh Barve, Kim Beom, Jean Bhownagary, Judy Blum Reddy, Constantin Brancusi, Alexander Calder, Luis Camnitzer, CAMP, Esther Carp, Clark House Initiative, Camille Chenais, Justin Daraniyagala, Jochen Dehn, Cristiana de Marchi, Max Ernst, Mitra Farahani, Joanna Fiduccia, Alberto Giacometti, Alberto Greco, Zarina Hashmi, Iris Hau?ssler, MF Hussain, Sonia Khurana, J.D. Kirszenbaum, Naresh Kumar, Emmanuelle Laine?, Laura Lamiel, Life After Life, Nalini Malani, V.V. Malvankar, Ernest Mancoba, Julie Martin & Billy Klu?ver, Henri Matisse, Tyeb Mehta, Adria?n Melis, Marta Minuji?n, Martine Mollo, Juana Muller, Tsuyoshi Ozawa, Prabhakar Pachpute, Akbar Padamsee, Amol K Patil, Rupali Patil, Pablo Picasso, Edward Quinn, Nikhil Raunak, Man Ray, Krishna Reddy, Edward Ruscha, Gerard Sekoto, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Sumesh Sharma, Amrita Sher-Gil, Shunya, Francis Newton Souza, Pisurwo Jitendra Suralkar, Sharmeen Syed, Jir?i Trnka, Marc Vaux, Marie Vassilieff, Georges Visconti, Susan Vogel, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Caroline Zelnik et de nombreux autres.
Commissariat : Mélanie Bouteloup & Virginie Bobin Avec la complicité du MNAM CCI – Centre Pompidou


White Cube… Literally, IVDE gallery, Dubai, UAE

January-February 2016

Curated by Amanda Abi Khalil

The exhibition takes the white cube form as a playful terrain to challenge the 'reduction of artworks to their formal aspects' when it comes to a display inside the white cube. This series of white cubes ranges from conceptual, post-conceptual, minimal and post-minimal works to contemporary practices, and includes newly-commissioned works and iconic contributions from the mid-20th century. A documentation space inside the gallery is dedicated to the discursive material around the notion of the white cube.

Approached individually, each work in White Cube… Literally carries its own narrative, specific discourse and concept; yet, together the works highlight unanticipated conceptual or material similarities beyond their common formal manifestation of a white cubic geometry. The works of modern and contemporary artists, stemming from western and non-western practices, delve into an array of topics, materials, cultural and historical movements beyond form, consequently underlining aesthetic conversations across disciplines, backgrounds and the context of production.


Noah’s Ark, EFAS, Writers Union, Abu Dhabi, UAE

January-March 2016

Curated by Mohammad Al Mazrouei


The 34th Annual Exhibition of the Emirates Fine Arts Society will, for the first time, simultaneously occupy two UAE cultural venues. Of 42 featured artists, 34 are UAE-based—27 will be shown at Sharjah Art Museum and a further seven at Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi.  

Curator Mohammad Al Mazrouei has taken Noah’s Ark as the conceptual point of departure. Each artist has responded to the epic narrative, which tells of the unity of all creatures and symbolises the earth as a whole. More broadly, the exhibition theme also references and explores the 200 coexisting nationalities of the UAE.


Critical Practice Programme, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE: Lectures

September 2015 - March 2016

The Critical Practice Programme was established to support artists living and working in the UAE through a combination of workshops, reading groups, mentorship and exhibition programmes. The aim of the programme is to provide artists with sustained support and dialogue in an environment that encourages experimentation and cross-discipline exchange. The course remains responsive to the social, cultural and political contexts inherent in Dubai and the wider Middle East.

The aim of the programme is to provide artists with sustained support and dialogue in an environment that encourages experimentation and cross-discipline exchange. The course remains responsive to the social, cultural and political contexts inherent in Dubai and the wider Middle East.

Cristiana De Marchi has been invited to lead the September to March programme.


TIAF, The independent Artist Fair, London, UK

14-18 October 2015

The Independent Artist Fair (TIAF) aims to provide a platform that puts artists rather than the market at the forefront, showing this year at the same time as Frieze Art Fair and The Other Art Fair, it represents a different approach, artist-led and premised on quality and concept.

TIAF London is run by artists for artists: it is an artist collective aiming to give other artists an affordable platform to show work in London at the busiest and most high-profile week of the art calendar and with a focus on quality over quantity.

Since 2014 TIAF takes place at the renowned Rag Factory in the heart of Brick Lane.

TIAF London

Premio ORA 2015, Italy

April 30th 2016

Winner of the 5th edition


21st Anniversary, Salwa Zeidan Galley, Abu Dhabi, UAE

April 2015

A display of UAE and UAE based artists who have worked with Salwa Zeidan Gallery over the years

Gulf News

“Things we lost in the fire. A mnemonic Pandemia”, East East East, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE: lecture

26 October 2015

In relation to notions of ‘home', the experience of city-living presents a binary; it is both belonging, and its opposite, uprootedness. Cristiana de Marchi will map space and memory, elaborating the theme by tracking transformations of space in the works of Al Saadi, Ibrahim and Kazem. Yasser Elsheshtawy remembers Dubai’s Shorta neighborhood (Shabiya) (Jumeirah/Al Wasl) and its redevelopment into City Walk Project. In this example of inevitable progress, he locates the potent notion of urban memory – a sense of attachment and connection to place, even as it is transformed. Jason Wee will propose an artistic response to notions of home and belonging within the context of Singapore.


Royal College of Art. Secret Dubai, Art Dubai, Dubai, UAE

March 2015

Snap up original postcard-sized artworks by new and internationally acclaimed artists

RCA 2015

Marco Giavelli, “Il personaggio: Cristiana de Marchi”: press feature

27 October 2015

Luna Nuova, October 27 2015, 3

upon request

Brainard Carey, “Cristiana de Marchi”: interview

June 2nd, 2015

Yale University Radio WYBCX

Museum of non Visible Art

Anya Stafford, “Privacy in Public”: exhibition review

April-May 2015

in "Selections", Issue 30, April-May 2015, 18-19


Joyti Kalsi, “U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration is a springboard for emerging artists”: exhibition review

March 18th, 2015

in Gulf News, Weekend Review, 18 March 2015

Gulf News

Anna Seaman, “Space to flourish”: exhibition review

March 7, 2015

in The National, March 7, 2015

The National

Helga Marsala, “Indagini tra pubblico e privato a Dubai”: exhibition review

13 March 2015

in, 13 March 2015


“A Public Privacy. Drawing Lines between segmented Thoughts”: contribution

April 2015

in Universes in Universe, Nafas Art Magazine, April 2015

Universes in Universe

U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration. A Public Privacy, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Dubai, U.A.E. (curated with Mohammed Kazem): curatorship

March-April 2015

A Public Privacy, a group art exhibition curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem, opening March 9th 2015.

Bringing together new works by a group of emerging Emirati, locally based and GCC artists, A Public Privacy will be the inaugural exhibition launching U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration, a new platform promoted and under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration is an open format platform focusing on - and aiming to promote - the youngest generation of Emirati, UAE based and GCC artistic talents.  A new regular presence on the UAE visual art scene, U.A.E. Unlimited Arab Exploration is inspired by a wish to encourage the youngest generations of local visual art practitioners.  The platform aims to support artists’ national and international exposure to art professionals, as well as offering them opportunities for a wider representation and promotion at an early stage in their careers.

art in the city

The power of capit-colonialism for a validation system”: contribution

20-21 March 2015

in Canvas Daily, Issue 4, 20-21 March 2015, p.14

Canvas daily

“The Poetics of Absence”: contribution

March 2015

in Tribe, Issue 0, March 2015, pp. 88-91


Rijksakademie, Amsterdam: Artist residency

September-October 2014

Guest resident Cristiana De Marchi
Cristiana De Marchi is a guest resident at the Rijksakademie until October 24. In her work writer and artist De Marchi explores issues related to verbalization and translation, to the correspondence between physical and nominal dimensions. She works in different media such as performance, video, and installations of embroidered objects and tapestries.
By using a monochrome palette, De Marchi is able to draw attention to the issues of conflict regions with a subtlety that forces the viewer to look closer and for a longer amount of time. During her time at the Rijksakademie she has been working with Braille as a vehicle to translate constitutional texts into a different code. Thinking through the creation of this illegibility about the actual negligence and violations of those same fundamental rights. One of the projects she has been working on during her guest residency is using the same technique working on the statutes and activity of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunal for Lebanon, both set in the Netherlands, under international premises.


Contrappunti/Counterpoints, Villa Amoretti, Turin, Italy: solo exhibition

July 15 - August 31, 2014

The Civic Library Villa Amoretti regularly offers/presents occasions for entertainment, meetings, and cultural growth, besides its obvious, traditional and natural vocation and compito to satisfy information needs for personal and professional research. Also thanks to its XVIII century frame rich in history and charme, it opens its doors to various artistic paths, uninterruptedly and often with an international perspective.

This is the case of the exhibition “Counterpoint”, curated by Anita Sieff, presenting Cristiana De Marchi’s artworks. Of Piedmont origins, an archaeologist, a writer and a poet, Cristiana De Marchi lives and works since nearly two decades between Beirut and Dubai. She has presented her works in over 20 collective and in five solo shows, in the USA, in Europe and in Middle East. Her works are in public collections – among which the Museum of Contemporary Art of Los Angeles and H.H. Sheikh Zayed Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan (Abu Dhabi) – and in numerous private collections in France, Italy, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Kuwait.

Cristiana De Marchi shows in her practice a deep attention towards the power and influence of words, towards the role of narration and the possibility resulting from verbal associations and from revealing suspensions in the fluxus of meaning, embracing the idea that narration and tales need a gap to start with. Her project takes origin from the artist’s interest in words and their translation, in the correspondence between physical and nomimal dimensions, between the action and its definition.

Her artworks, positioned in the context of the Civic Library of Villa Amoretti, can offer further reasons of interest, by stimulating unexpected interpretations and suggesting unusual reading paths.


Silvia Scarrone, “Il ricamo tra arte e politica. L’artista Cristiana d Marchi alla biblioteca Villa Amoretti”: exhibition review

12 August 2014

in Gazzetta di Torino

upon request

Claudia Giraud, “Il potere della parola nei ricami di Cristiana de Marchi ”, Artribune

August 2014

Exhibition review


My Country, NYU, New York City, USA: solo exhibition

March 2nd - May 24th 2014

A writer and poet, Cristiana de Marchi shows through her work a deep attention to the power and influence of words, to the role of narratives, to the possibilities of word associations, and to meaningful breaks by embracing the idea that storytelling ultimately needs a gap from which to originate. My Country focuses on the controversial territory of language, messages of propaganda, and the theme of identity, treated by the artist from an ironic, acute, and witty perspective.

Cristiana de Marchi lives and works in Beirut and Dubai. She was educated at the University of Torino and University of Roma. Her work has been featured in over 20 group exhibitions and five solo shows taking place in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

New York University

Re-mapping, Digital Marrakesh, Marrakesh, Morocco

28-30 November 2014

Digital Marrakech is the only festival in Africa and the Arab world which opens its program to various representations related to the medium: CINEMA. From Independent and video and digital art, video installations, 3D Mapping. It is also a platform for workshops and master classes.
Most of the curatorial projects about Arab media arts representations are lead by “westerners”, some of them are inspiring, but most of them are lacking deepness and social conditions of these communities, their deeply-rooted narrative and poetic traditions (written and oral), as well as a decisive presence of music and ritual. Works that allow a different attitude of experimentation and technology are mixed with a sense of poetry and rhythm, the use of silence, and the ability to speak to us directly or metaphorically of their individual or communal realities.
Without claiming to be the new avant-garde, without clear cut attitude, we just want to say: It is time for us to take our own image destiny by ourselves.

Abdelaziz TALEB, Abdellatif BENFAIDOUL, Festival Directors


Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, USA

June 2014

Artist residency


EcransMed: Screenings from the Mediterranean, Montreal, Canada

10-21 May 2014

EcransMed: Screenings from the Mediterranean is an annual festival that aims to promote short films and video installations from the Mediterranean countries in Montreal, Quebec, in order to put th emphasis on the richness and diversity of this part of the world.


Overlook/Look over, Empty10 & 1×1 Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

March 2014

Featuring Cristiana de Marchi, Mohammed Kazem and Lujin Yoon

displayed work

Praxis, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE

February 2014

Group exhibition, curated by Simon Coates


press release

1x1, India Art Fair, New Delhi, India

30 January - 2 February 2014

Anna Shaw, “Indian artists talk politics”, The Art, February 5

displayed work

Simon Coates, “Cristiana de Marchi Practice”: essay

March-June 2014

in Contemporary Practices, Issue 7, March-June 2014, pp. 134-137


“Cristiana de Marchi”, in L’Agenda Culturel, Répertore des Artistes

2014 -

Cristiana de Marchi

Arts visuels | Vidéo
Arts visuels | Performance

Ecrivaine et poétesse, Cristiana de Marchi présente dans son œuvre artistique une profonde attention au pouvoir et à l’influence de la parole, à l’interaction entre registres linguistique noble et issu de la culture populaire, aussi bien qu’à la manipulation du langage, à son utilisation en perspective de propagande et de manipulation à des fins politiques, et à la définition de géographies politiques et émotives. Elle travaille dans les média de la broderie, de la vidéo et de la performance. Elle vit et travaille entre Beyrouth et Dubai.

L'Agenda Culturel

Anna Seaman, “From Sheikh Zayed to Middle East politics, Cristiana de Marchi portrays a point of view in Weaving Gaps”, The

24 December 2013

Exhibition review

The National

Joyti Kalsi, “Weaving Gaps”, in Gulf News, Weekend Review

21 December 2013

Exhibition review

Gulf News

Muhammad Yusuf, “We are the world”, in The Gulf Today

12 December 2013

Exhibition review

Gulf Today

“Weaving Gaps by Cristiana de Marchi”, in Islamic Arts Magazine

December 2013

Exhibition review

Islamic Arts Magazine

Massimo Mattioli, “Linguaggio, propaganda, memoria, identità. Ecco le immagini della personale di Cristiana de Marchi a Dubai: con un ospite molto speciale”

30 December 2013

Exhibition review


Weaving Gaps, Empty10 and 1×1 Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

November-December 2013

Solo exhibition

1x1 art gallery

Making Space, Body as Woman, Singapore: performance

30 October - 3 November 2013

Curated by Daniela Beltrani

Parallel event of the Singapore Biennial 2013, "If the World changed"


Inked Skin, Jamm Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait

October 2013

Solo exhibition


MinD/Body, NYU Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

September-November 2013

Curated exhibition


10, Empty10 & 1×1 Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

May 2013

Group exhibition

1x1 art gallery

New Positions, AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland: exhibition

April-May 2013

Group exhibition

AB Gallery

“New Positions at AB Gallery Lucerne”, Islamic Art Magazine

April 2013

Exhibition review

Islamic Arts Magazine

SIKKA Art Fair, Dubai, UAE

March 2013

Group exhibition


Anna Seaman, “Capturing the elusive”, in The National

17 March 2013

Exhibition review

The National

Soundless, Empty10 & 1×1 Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

March 2013

Group exhibition

1x1 Gallery

Joyti Kalsi, “Soundless” exhibition at empty10 Dubai”, in Gulf

April 25 2013

Exhibition review

Gulf News

Mary Paulose, “Silent expressions”, in Khaleej Times

22 March 2013

Exhibition review

Khaleej Times

MinD/Body, DUCTAC, Dubai, UAE

March-April 2013


press release

“MinD/Body“, in Universes in Universe, Nafas Art Magazine

March 2013


Universes in Universe

I had many dreams, Cuadro Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE

February 2013

Solo presentation

displayed work

Anna Seaman, “In the studio with the Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem”, The National

July 9, 2013

Artists' Studio Feature: Mohammed Kazem and Cristiana de Marchi 

The National

On connaît la chanson, Laboratoire d’Art, Beirut, Lebanon

December 2012

Solo Exhibition: review

L'Agenda Culturel

“Cristiana de Marchi brode la vie”, in L’Agenda Culturel

December 2012

Exhibition review

L'Agenda Culturel

We the people, The University of the Arts¸ Philadelphia, USA

July 2012

 Exhibition and Lecture


The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA

July-August 2012

Artist residency 


Mawtini, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE

spring 2012

Group exhibition


To the Moon, XVA Gallery, Dubai, UAE

March 2012

Group exhibition


Re-representation of a woman, Laboratoire d’Art, Beirut, Lebanon

April 2012

Curatorship. Featuring Caroline Kropff

L'Agenda Culturel

Crossing Identities. International Videoart Festival and Photo Exhibition, Morelia, Mexico

December 2011

Group exhibition


29th EFAS Annual Exhibition, Sharjah, UAE

January-March 2011

Group exhibition


As the saying goes, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE

March-April 2011

As the Saying Goes, a celebration of the Arabic proverb, showcases the work of twenty-seven artists from twelve different countries. Passed down from one generation to the next through oral traditions; proverbs are considered the summary of the life experiences of our ancestors and document socio-cultural changes within the nation.


Vis Roboris, AB Gallery, Luzern, Switzerland

March-April 2010

The Flying House Group exhibition

Curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem


Press Conference, 1×1 Contemporary, Dubai, U.A.E.

November-December 2009

Curated by Cristiana de Marchi and Mohammed Kazem

Hassan Sharif solo exhibition

Gulf News

Re-Source, Elementa Gallery, Dubai, U.A.E.

January-March 2009

Group exhibition curated by Mohammed Kazem and Cristiana de Marchi

Universes in Universe