Sharjah Light Festival

    Sharjah Light Festival: 8th Edition From 7th to 17th February Following the world famous Fêtes des Lumières organized each year in Lyon, Sharjah Commerce and Tourism Development Authority decided, with this innovative and unifying concept of the Sharjah Light Festival, to invest public space at night, this time space of all possibilities, making [...]

Co-Lab: contemporary art & savoir-faire @ Louvre Abu Dhabi

On December 21, 2017, the Emirati-French Cultural Programme - Dialogue with the Louvre Abu Dhabi unveiled its last opus: the exhibition "Co-Lab: contemporary art & savoir-faire". Combining the know-how of four historic manufacturers with the creativity of four UAE-based artists, "Co-Lab" is truely a collaborative project, a skills workshop whose result is exhibited until March [...]

ALT.CITY – Abu Dhabi l Grégory Chatonsky @ Abu Dhabi Art

  ALT.CITY - Abu Dhabi Grégory Chatonsky @ Abu Dhabi Art   November 8 to 11, 2017 - Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi   The Institut français in the United Arab Emirates / Cultural Department of the French Embassy, presents Gregory Chatonsky’s installation “ALT.CITY – Abu Dhabi”. Mixing photography and virtual reality, the artist’s work [...]

October 31st, 2017|News, Visual Arts|0 Comments

Louvre Abu Dhabi will open on November 11th 2017

  Louvre Abu Dhabi will open on November 11th 2017   Louvre Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public on 11 November 2017 with a wide range of public programmes, including symposiums, performances, concerts, dance, and visual arts by renowned contemporary and classical artists. It is the first museum of its kind. Offering a [...]

March is francophone!

March is francophone in the UAE with several cultural events presented by the Institut français and its partners. Download the program here Francophonie in contest: exhibitions, cinema, concerts, one-man-show, workshops for a public who like french language and french culture. March 2nd: concert by Olivier Daguerre in Alliance française Abu Dhabi March 8th to 24th: [...]

Exhibition of paintings: ‘Travelling light'

The Institut français in the UAE and Etihad Modern Art Gallery present Travelling Light, a group exhibition of seven French artists living and working in Abu Dhabi. The exhibition, opening on International Women’s Day (8th of March) will feature works from seven women artists: Karine Roche, Annabelle Smith Bigno, Bénédicte Gimonnet, [...]

March 6th, 2017|News, Visual Arts|Comments Off on Exhibition of paintings: ‘Travelling light’

13th Dubai international Film Festival

Back for its 13th year, the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) takes place from December 7 – 14, 2016 at Madinat Jumeirah. The 13th edition showcases 156 feature films, shorts and documentaries from 55 countries. More than 30 French films are showed. The film "Frantz" by François Ozon is showed on 9th December. A [...]

France-Korea Animation Day

The Institut Français ans the Korean Cultural Center in the UAE presents an animation day in the Umm Al Emarat park (Mushriff park) from 3pm to 10pm. Program from 3pm to 6pm: workshop coloring, face painting, slide, tunnel, play ball house, hands-on animation by Camille Lugan The purpose of this workshop is to showcase the many different pre-computer era techniques behind animation cinema, from paper-cut optical [...]

November 22nd, 2016|News, Visual Arts, Cinema, Education, Non classé|0 Comments

Exhibition : Seven Princesses

The Institut français is proud to be partner of the  Empty Quarter Gallery which presents its latest photography exhibition, “Seven Princesses”, a collaboration with the internationally award-winning photographer Steve McCurry celebrating lives and achievements of modern Emirati women. Last November, twenty inspirational Emirati women were shooted by Steve McCurry throughout the 7 Emirates of UAE, each picture [...]

April 9th, 2015|Visual Arts|Comments Off on Exhibition : Seven Princesses


This new edition of the worldwide known contemporary art biennial invites over fifty artists and cultural practitioners from over twenty-five countries to introduce their ideas of the possible through their art and work. Among them, Institut français is proud to support the presence of the Lebanese writer, poet and playwright living in France Etel Adnan, [...]

March 4th, 2015|Visual Arts|Comments Off on SHARJAH BIENNIAL 12 – THE PAST, THE PRESENT, THE POSSIBLE