On Tuesday September 27, AGSIW and the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Washington, DC co-hosted a panel discussion featuring the curator and artists participating in the exhibition: “While the Coffee Grounds Settle: Stories from Women in the UAE.”
Khawla Almarzooqi is a visual artist who works primarily with digital media and paintings. Her work is about gender, femininity, and philosophy. Almarzooqi takes her everyday experiences as a woman and translates them into artworks, mixing humor and bright colors with her often grim topics. Almarzooqi’s work has been exhibited by the Sikka Art and Design Festival, Alhabtoor Palace, Tashkeel, Alserkal Foundation, and Jameel Arts Centre. She also published a comic as part of the comic digest “Corniche” organized by the Sharjah Art Foundation.