The independent creatives of Alserkal Avenue have helped the once-industrial
neighbourhood of Al Quoz become a benchmark for urban regeneration, all the while defying
When artists get to work, the starting point for many is what they
encounter in the world around them. Landscape, topography
and geology, composed of the raw elements that form our
Efie Gallery began as a participant in last year’s All Africa Festival, setting up a temporary pavilion at Burj Plaza in downtown Dubai to showcase works by African painters and sculptors, including the acclaimed El Anatsui.