The first Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium will be hosted in the capital of the United Arab Emirates from the 25th of February 2010 through the 7th of April 2010 and will feature some of the world's most reputed artists.

Abu Dhabi International Sculpture Symposium (ADISS) 2010

ADISS is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, who is dedicated to establishing Abu Dhabi as the cultural center of the Middle East, in line with his 2030 vision.

This unique event is brought to Abu Dhabi under the direction of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan - the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and President of Zayed University (ZU). Sheikh Nahayan is committed to bringing together culture and education through ADISS, under the theme of "Bridging Societies Through the Language of Art".

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  • Konstantin Dimopoulos
    Australia

    Upon completing his Arts degree at Victoria University, Wellington, Dimopoulos travelled to London, ...

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  • Juanjo Novella
    Spain

    is an award-winning artist who was born in Portugalete, Spain. During his career, he participated in...

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  • Petre Petrov
    Bulgaria

    Has earned a M.A. in Sculpture and a PhD in Art History from National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia,...

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  • Billy Lee
    United Kingdom

    Born of Chinese and Dutch parentage in Uitenhage, South Africa. He received his BFA, 1st Class Honou...

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  • Jo Kley
    Germany

    Has completed his study of Fine Arts in sculpture at Muthesius School of Fine Arts in Kiel, Germany ...

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  • Jon Barlow Hudson
    U.S.A.

    Early formative influences include the artist as a child and his brothers visiting or living near su...

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  • Hwang Seoung-Woo
    Korea

    Graduate of the Fine Art Academy in Carrara, this Korean born artist currently lives in Italy and ha...

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  • Gheorghi Filin
    Bulgaria

    A Sculptor of liberated free forms, or forms suspended in the process of being liberated in space – ...

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  • Gregor Kregar
    Slovenia

    One of the most innovative emerging multi-media artists. He employs glass, stainless steel and plast...

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  • Husam Chaya
    Lebanon

    Chaya works range in scale from small tabletop pieces to some of large contemporary monumental marbl...

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  • Yoshin Ogata
    Japan

    Born in Miyakonojo, Japan. He exhibited his first sculptures in the 1969, at the Shinseisaku-Kyokai ...

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  • Fabrizio Dieci
    Italy

    Holds a Masters Degree in Fine Art, Sculpture from the Academy of Carrara, Italy. He has been exhibi...

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  • Caroline Ramersdorfer
    Austria

    Educated at Sorbonne, Paris where she studied Philosophy first before undertaking more technical art...

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  • Masahiro Hasegawa
    Japan

    Born in Marugame City, Kagawa in Japan and graduated from Osaka University of Fine Arts. Following h...

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  • Hassan Sharif
    United Arab Emirates

    Since the mid-80s, this artist of great versatility has concentrated his artistic energy and intuiti...

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  • Ehab El Labban
    Eqypt

    Leads a dual career as a creator and as a cultural operator - his creative practice comprises a care...

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  • John Gogaberishvili
    Republic of Georgia

    After his preliminary art studies in Vani, Gogaberishvili entered Tbilisi State Academy of Fine Arts...

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