RIP: Hassan Sharif, Influential Emirati Artist, Has Passed Away at 65

September 23rd, 2016

Hassan Sharif, the celebrated artist and major voice of contemporary art in the Middle East, has passed away after a battle with cancer.  He was 65.  Sharif’s work as both an artist and organizer in the United Arab Emirates was instrumental in the development and proliferation of the country’s contemporary art scene, and he continued to work to strengthen and promote the artists of the UAE in the region and abroad until his death.  

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