Materialities from Scales and Perspectives: Conversation between Azza Al Quasbasi and Inés Pedras
Open to dialogue and embracing intercultural exchange knowledge, Azza Al Qubaisi and Inés Pedras wish to creatively expand horizons with this talk at the Spain Pavilion.
The Spain Pavilion receives today, March 25, the talk “Materialities from Scales and Perspectives” by the Emirati sculptural artist Azza Al Qubaisi and the Spanish architect Inés Pedras. These two professional women talk about how and why they have developed their crafts in different fields, places and cultures, what they have in common and what is different.
They will reflect on their vision, goals, and portfolios based on four main common themes: scales (large to small), materials (which ones are they using), techniques, and patterns. The talk will end with an artistic intervention by Inés Pedras on the stage of the Spain Pavilion.
Azza Al Qubaisi is a national jewelry, sculpture and product designer artist. Also recognized as the first Emirati jewelry artist from the United Arab Emirates, she has been awarded locally and internationally in group and solo exhibitions. Her creations travel all over the world.
Inés Pedras is a Spanish architect, designer and artist. In 2020 she founded the GemStones Architecture studio. She is also a researcher of new computational designs with Mcneel Rhinoceros 3D and she has architectural experience in the interventions that hosted the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Currently, Inés develops her work in the Tashkeel art installation with a residency organized in collaboration with Acción Cultural Española and the Embassy of Spain in the EAU, in parallel with the Spanish participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. With this residency, the artist has at her disposal all the tools and help that the multidisciplinary and creative provider of Tashkeel offers to its large community. Her stay in Dubai will end with an exhibition that will take place at the Tashkeel Galleries from May 10 to June 21.
Six days before the conclusion of Expo 2020 Dubai, the long agenda of events that have been held since its inauguration and that have brought together visitors from all over the world is coming to an end. The Spain Pavilion and the rest of the International Pavilions will still hold activities of great interest until the end of the Expo next Thursday, March 31.