Hussein Sharif

Emirati artist Hussain Sharif, born in 1961 in Dubai, has participated in numerous exhibitions in his native UAE, Russia, Holland, France, Egypt and Germany. Sharif's body of work includes painting, drawing, collage and installation and he is credited as a pioneer of Emirati art.

Sharif, who founded and is a member of the Emirates Fine Art Society in Sharjah along with his brother, Hassan Sharif, encourages experimentation and concept-based artwork in his creations. As other artists from the emirates, he often tackles the issue of Emirati identity.