Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai; the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) presents the inaugural edition of Dubai Calligraphy Biennale (DCB). Launched in October 2023 with the participation of creatives and calligraphers worldwide, it aims to promote creative cultural dialogues, keep calligraphic artwork at the forefront of Arab world output and provide a platform for the best of the discipline. Based on the new biennale strategy, the Authority launched city-wide activities and exhibitions across several cultural locations, libraries, art galleries, and other partner and stakeholder venues to enable access for different communities and audiences. To elevate the calligraphy landscape in Dubai, the biennale showcases art from a variety of languages and cultures. The event is comprised of art and design exhibitions, supplemented with dynamic activations, including public art installations.
1 October – 31 October 2023