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

Opera Gallery Debuts – Masters of Modern Art Exhibition -

On January 14th, Opera Gallery hosted the opening of the "Icons of Art" exhibition. “Icons of Art” is an exhibition portraying contemporary artists who significantly influenced 20th century art. Several pieces are displayed including: “Oil on Canvas” and “Deux Filles Dans un Pré” by Renoir“ Woman in the Night (1977)” with pastel and pencil work by Joan Miro, [...]

February 5th, 2015|Visual Arts|Comments Off on Opera Gallery Debuts – Masters of Modern Art Exhibition –

Al Sourat Photo Festival 2014

40 years of French and Emirati photography in Abu Dhabi and Dubai! Institut français in the United Arab Emirates presents Al Sourat Photo Festival 2014, three unique French and Emirati photography exhibitions in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on display from the 15th of December 2014 until the 15th of January 2015. Al Sourat Photo Festival features French [...]

December 8th, 2014|Visual Arts|Comments Off on Al Sourat Photo Festival 2014

Valerian Gagnaire and Julien Famchon at Abu Dhabi Art !

The finest French touch at Abu Dhabi Art! Our two French artists in residency with Dubai Culture will share their work at the6th edition of Abu Dhabi Art, in the Community space from November 5 to November 8. Valerian Gagnaire, industrial and product designer will present his ‘Act Hyper Local' project involving RAK Ceramics and [...]

November 4th, 2014|Visual Arts|Comments Off on Valerian Gagnaire and Julien Famchon at Abu Dhabi Art !