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Zamalek-Based Ubuntu Art Gallery Takes On The Big Apple

Egypt's Ubuntu Art Gallery will be showcasing works of talented young Egyptian artists at Context New York from the 3rd till the 8th of May.

It is only human that we should long – every once in a while – for an escape from the ever-present digital screens around us and delve into the world of art. A little adventure into the minds of the creatives might be just the cure we need to recharge with energy and passion for life – a universal experience shared with fellow humans all over the world.

With this in mind, Zamalek's Ubuntu Art Gallery has become a cultural fixture, shedding colourful light on an up-and-coming generation of artistic talent in Egypt. All of the gallery’s exhibitions focus on emerging or mid-career artists, with diverse backgrounds and styles, with painters, sculptors, and ceramists all having displayed their work.

This May, Ubuntu is heading to Context New York, a pre-eminent art fair in the Big Apple, to showcase its passion for Egyptian art to the international community. Just like its sister fair, Context Miami, Context New York will be an open space for mind-provoking conversation between artists, art collectors, and the galleries participating in the event.

Taking place at Pier 94 in Manhattan from May 3rd to the 8th, Ubuntu will be exhibiting a collection of paintings and sculptures to art collectors, gallery owners, creative directors, and the general public who will have the chance to observe, interact with, and purchase some of the finest pieces of contemporary art by young Egyptian artists.

Founder of Ubuntu Art Gallery, Ahmed El Dabaa, tells us that “exhibiting in the art fair aims to encourage emerging artists, especially those who have a fresh vision and are willing to evolve." El Dabaa also emphasises the value that such an art collaboration offers as “the artist and galleries will have the chance to engage in an art-based dialogue that will be of fruitful exposure to the artists based in Egypt."

Ubuntu is the only Middle East-based art gallery to be exhibiting at Context New York, alongside 60 others art galleries and independent artists.

For more information, you can check out Ubuntu on Facebook and Instagram.