Ubuntu Art Gallery, named after the Swahili word meaning “I am because we are”, showcases artists from all walks of life to share their unique passion for artistic expression. Founded by antique dealer and art collector Ahmed Dabaa, the gallery exhibits works of established artists as well as rising talents, in an effort to continuously nurture the artistry field.
Hoping to share their versatile collections with art enthusiasts across the capital, Ubuntu celebrated their official satellite gallery launch, at the Swan Lake clubhouse in New Cairo.
Showcasing the vibrant and diverse works of their own artists like Hayam Abdel Baky, Sahar El Amir, Sayeda Khalil, Refki El Razzaz, Amgad El Tohamy and Nevine Farghaly, as well as other modern Egyptian artists such as; Samir Rafi, Seif Wanly, Guirguis Lotfy and Helmy El Touny; the gallery drew in guests of all ages.
Guests also sampled contemporary Japanese finger food and fresh fruit cocktails while exploring Ubuntu’s home grown art collection, at the hands of neighboring restaurant Kazoku.
“Bringing works by our artists to the clubhouse and displaying them to the public brings art slightly closer to home in the sense that clients can envision the pieces amongst their personal furniture a bit better. We will be able to reach clientele that may not be frequent visitors of the art scene in Zamalek, which is the spot for our main store.” Said Ahmed Dabaa, Founder.
Ubuntu is set to exhibit at the ‘CONTEXT’ art fair in Miami at the end of the month and will continue to showcase local artists at both their Zamalek and Swan Lake galleries. The coming Zamalek exhibition “Straight to the Point” will feature the works of Eman Barakat, Husseiny Aly, Mariam Farid, Tayseer Hamed and Rania Shaalan; while Swan Lake’s exhibited art pieces will be rotated regularly to provide residents of the area with an opportunity to view a wide variety of artists.