Abu Dhabi, UAE: The Alliance Française of Abu Dhabi inaugurated the comical exhibition “The World In My Head” by the Emirati artist Abdulla Lutfi, with the presence of H.E. Faisal Lutfi, and H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Abdelaziz Al Mualla. H.E. Salem Al Neyadi, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the International Organization of La Francophonie, symbolizing a strong bond between UAE and France.
Abdulla Lutfi is a young Emirati artist based in Dubai, on the spectrum of autism yet, very talented. The Alliance Française was pleased to put on its walls the art pieces to his honour, and to raise awareness on the importance of exhibiting the creativity and diverse gifts of people of determination.
H.E Sheikh Hamad Al Mualla, very dedicated to raising awareness on the integration of autistic people into society, welcomed the initiative of the Alliance Française Abu Dhabi’s magnificent exhibition, giving an example of coexistence and tolerance.
H.E Salem Al Neyadi, has expressed his gratitude to the present people and contributors of the Francophonie keeping intercultural relations and exchanges possible.
The Alliance Française Director, Mr. Franck Trouilloud, has expressed the originality of the art pieces of Abdulla Lutfi that demonstrate humanistic values and a lot of relatable emotions.
Many specialized centers participated, all of which are active contributors to the cause:
Emirates Autism Center represented by Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed Sharaan, Son Rise For Special Abilities & British Neurology and Psychiatry Center.
Some talented therapists have also been part of the success of the event. Speech and Language Therapists Ms. Danielle Hadchity, Ms. Dalal Eshmawy, also CEO of Mom2Speech Application, and finally Occupation Therapist Mr. Anas Al Jarrah, who all deserve special thanks for their efforts.
Abdulla Lutfi’s passion for art is expressed through his incredible attention to detail, his black and white view of the world and his sharp sense of humor.
The artist also has a particular interest in the Japanese culture and has visited Japan several times and is currently working on an exhibition that will take place there.
He is also a somewhat special artist: he sees and interprets the world in a unique and iconoclastic way. Far from taking his particularity for a handicap, he makes it his style and his inspiration: his works, conveying an unusual perception of the world, which transmits a powerful and unifying message.
Despite his young age, Abdulla Lutfi is an accomplished artist who has already presented several sold-out solo exhibitions. He has given rapid drawing workshops on several occasions and carried out demonstrations in certain schools and companies. He carried out several orders for hotels, banks as well as for the International Airport of Dubai. He also illustrated a children’s colouring book commissioned by the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington. His Next Chapter workshop will take place in Tashkeel, located in the beautiful Al Fahidi district, Dubai.
He sees art as a window to the soul and is considered an ambassador of the people of determination, whose mission is to help artists with special needs to find and share their gifts. He continues to grow as a person and an artist, including teaching fellow artists, collaborating with various media, and constantly seeking to expand his skill set.
The Alliance Française of Abu Dhabi is proud to exhibit “The World In My Head” iconographies from March 15th up until May 15th 2023. The diverse art pieces celebrate on its walls with playfulness, sincerity, connivance and release, the inner universe that bubbles in each of us, and whose expression, far from isolating us, integrating a solidarity which we so need.