UNFAMILIAR FACES: Beaded Portraits of Egyptian Women by Dina Hafez will run from 4th to 30th November 2019

UNFAMILIAR FACES: Beaded Portraits of Egyptian Women is a new body of work by Egyptian artist Dina Hafez that will be showcased at Kulture House. This pop-up exhibition which will run from 4th- 30th November, is a celebration of beadwork and how it has been an integral part of Egyptian history.

INVITE – The launch event will take place on Thursday 14th November from 12pm to 2pm, when the artist herself will also be on hand to discuss how design can boost the preservation of cultural heritage.

Art, design and uniqueness run through the veins of Kulture House and supporting artists is a pivotal part of the Kulture House mantra. The limited time UNFAMILIAR FACES pop-up exhibition will offer a vibrant insight into the ancient art of beadwork and how it has been weaved through the very essence of Egypt.

Beads are used abundantly in daily life in the creation of jewellery and garments, as well as religious ceremonies and celebrations. They are versatile and add such beauty to whatever they adorn. Designer, Dina Hafez is working with a craft that has been passed down for centuries, modernizing it to create contemporary pieces that explore heritage and identity. By layering vintage photographs, graphic design, and bead embroidery, UNFAMILIAR FACES questions the connection to heritage and how it is remembered.


Dina Hafez is a designer and artist best known for her signature style of colorful mixed media pieces that combine craft, graphic design and photography. For over six years, Dina’s work encapsulates the essence of authenticity whilst staying contemporary and relevant. Born and raised in Cairo, Dina is a self-taught artist whose investment in materials and techniques- processes often disregarded as “women’s work” or skilled labor, explores the way personal history intersects with cultural forms. In her latest pieces, Dina’s experimental work with beads and sequin reinvents the potentiality of the craft and champions surface patterns and decorative motifs.

Let Kulture House take you on a journey of discovery….

Location: 106 Jumeirah Beach Road. Jumeirah Beach Road (opposite Beach Centre) Opening Times: 8 am- 9 pm (Sun – Wed) / 8am- 10pm (Thurs-Sat) Parking: Complimentary valet parking is available

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