Portraitist Nujoom Al-Ghanem on Inspiration in the Individual
April 19, 2022 (updated June 24, 2022) Published by artistvenu
Nujoom Al-Ghanem, The Prince.
Nujoom Al-Ghanem is, unquestionably, one of the pioneering artists of the UAE. She began her career as a poet and journalist, and she has since moved into multiple other mediums; she has published numerous collections, directed several films, and has represented the UAE at the Venice Biennale. As Art & Object interviewed Al-Ghanem about her participation in Museum in the Sky, it became clear that what connects the various facets of her career is an unabiding interest in people, their stories, and the experiences that make us individuals. Her works—whether through film, language or painting—are portraits that put us face-to-face with her subjects.