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Desert X AlUla

January 31 – March 7, 2020

Desert X AlUla is a site-responsive exhibition that ran January 31 – March 7, 2020. The exhibition which took place in the desert of AlUla, an ancient oasis in Saudi Arabia, brought together a plurality of voices, co-curated by Saudi curators Raneem Farsi and Aya Alireza with Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield.

Desert X AlUla was the first site-responsive exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia. An exploration of desert culture, the exhibition established a cross-cultural dialogue between artists from Saudi Arabia and its surrounding region and artists from previous iterations of Desert X in California, taking its cues from the extraordinary landscape and historical significance of AlUla.

Manal Aldowayan, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”, Desert X AlUla

Manal Aldowayan, “Now You See Me, Now You Don’t”, Desert X AlUla

Lita Albuquerque, “NAJMA (She Placed One Thousand Suns Over the Transparent Overlays of Space)”, Desert X AlUla

Lita Albuquerque, “NAJMA (She Placed One Thousand Suns Over the Transparent Overlays of Space)”, Desert X AlUla

Superflex, “One Two Three Swing!”, Desert X AlUla

Superflex, “One Two Three Swing!”, Desert X AlUla

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