Reality Show: A Fann À Porter & ZAAT Collaborative Exhibition

5 May - 30 June 2023

Fann À Porter Dubai in collaboration with ZAAT Beirut are pleased to present Reality Show from 5 May to 30 June 2023. This exhibition brings together an impressive group of artists who explore the complexities of our times through various mediums of art. It offers a critical perspective on the current state of living conditions, political climate, social dynamics, and psychological landscapes.


During the opening reception on Friday, 5 May at 5pm, there will be a 10-minute theatre sketch titled "Transient Dementia" adapted and directed by Walid Kowatli from the comedy play "The Bald Soprano" staring Eliane Germanos and Osman Abou Baker. 


About the Exhibition

Reality Show aims to create a dialogue on the current state of our society and the multiple realities that shape our lives. The exhibition brings together a diverse group modern and contemporary of artists from the Middle East.  Through painting, sculpture, installation, and video work, the artists offer their unique insights into the current global climate and the complexities of throughout the times. 

The exhibition includes works by renowned artists such Ali El Ghul, Fouad Jawhar, Hamed Abdalla, Leila Nseir, Omran Al Kaysi, Abd Kasha, Ahmad Kasha,  Arda Aslanian,  Bader Mahasneh, Fatma Lootah, Hala Al Faisal, Jamil Kasha, Majd Kurdieh, Mayar Obeido, Mazen Rifai, Melissa Chalhoub, Mohammad Al Hawajiri, Mohammad Ramadan, Omran Younes, Rabee Kiwan, Shahd Al Rez, Salah Hreeb, Shereen Audi, Sundus Alibrahim, Taghlib Oweis, Tamim Sibai, Will Iskandar, and Zena Assi.


. Each of these artists brings a unique perspective on the world around us, and their works speak to the challenges we face as a society.

Reality Show is a timely exhibition that challenges us to think critically about the world we live in. It invites us to engage with the complexities of our times and to reflect on the multiple realities that shape our lives. 

The exhibition will run from 5 May to 30 June 2023 at Fann À Porter Dubai, gallery space at The Workshop Dubai. 


About ZAAT


ZAAT is a multi-disciplinary platform created to promote and empower artists and designers. By offering a place for collectors to buy, sell and trade work that ranges in styles, movements and eras, ZAAT then reinvests into showcasing and supporting the production of contemporary work. Coming from the Arabic root meaning, one, essence, self, ZAAT upholds the integrity of the art and artists.


Specializing in art from the Arab world, ZAAT is a digital platform that also curates events, advises clients interested in buying new work and consults on currently owned pieces. The platform is continually expanding with new artists and seeks out designers with social narratives and ethical production.


Conceived as a place to connect art enthusiasts and artists together, ZAAT aims to make art more approachable and understandable while supporting artists. Read about ZAAT on


About Fann À Porter

Fann À Porter  is a contemporary art gallery at The Workshop Dubai that represents a diverse selection of emerging international and regional artists.


The gallery aims to nurture the burgeoning and dynamic contemporary art scene through quality exhibitions, non-profit events, auctions, and an active community program.

The gallery’s exhibition program includes eight curated exhibitions a year, and features artists working across diverse media.


Fann À Porter  has established a series of dialogues and collaborations with curators, writers, governmental entities, and institutions to affirm its commitment to support the long-term development of young contemporary artists from the Middle East.

By hosting a regular public programming including exhibitions, talks, non-profit and charitable initiatives and by participating in fairs, Fann A Porter has established itself in forefront of the region’s exciting arts landscape.


Founded in 2006 by Ghada Kunash, Fann À Porter is based at The Workshop, a unique inter-disciplinary community space consisting of an art gallery, a sustainable store, design studio, and a cafe. The Workshop aims to engage the audiences, and support the development of Dubai’s arts scene through its extensive programs, educational initiatives, and community projects. 


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