Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, the arts and lifestyle city destination, has announced its third Artist in Residency programme, inviting guests and visitors to discover expressive abstract paintings. Born in 1993 in Vienna, the Austrian based artist Marie Theres Madani, is the third artist to take up residency in the urban art hub. Madani’s motivation behind her art is ‘the creation of a dialogue’ which allows the visitors and the guests to connect with the artworks and independently interpret them.
The artist has drawn inspiration from her 3-months stay at the hotel creating bespoke pieces inspired by the hotel and the city. Madani’s series of artworks will be on display from 6th May and will conclude on 29th May. The exclusive exhibition will complement the hotel’s impressive art collection that is spread across the guest rooms and the public spaces offering a truly unique hospitality experience in the emirate.
Andy Cuthbert, General Manager at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, commented: “Taking from art and design as key pillars of the Jumeirah brand, we continue with our motivational Artist in Residence programme at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel. As such, we aim to further deliver truly unforgettable moments for our guests through the medium of art, give them the chance to discover new works from exciting names and support emerging artists from around the world, hence reinforcing our position as an art hub and creative destination. We are delighted to welcome Marie Theres Madani to our hotel and look forward to connecting guests to the emirate and to continuing with our inspiring residency programme series.”
Marie Theres Madani added: “I am excited to be part of the Artist in Residence series and to be bringing my art to new audiences. The space at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is perfectly aligned with my desire to connect with my audiences and evoke an emotional connection through sharing my experiences of the emirate and its heritage, creating expressive and creative art works.”
Launched in April last year, the Artist in Residency programme is an ongoing initiative from Jumeirah Creekside hotel set up to support international and regional artists in advancing their skills through dedicated spaces, enhanced visibility and endorsement, while providing an inspirational setting from which to create unique pieces of art and enjoy living in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
The city hotel is home to one of the city’s largest art collections. With the aim of connecting guests to the culture and heritage of their surroundings, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel shines a spotlight on the region’s vibrant art scene, housing 482 specially commissioned pieces by 51 artists with roots from across the Middle East. Building on its reputation as an art hub, the hotel further features some of the world’s most celebrated design houses across its grounds, including custom-made furniture by Sawaya Moroni, Walter Knoll, Poltrona Frau, BnB Italia, Frag, Se London, Matteograssi and De Sede. Most impressively, Tom Price, an internationally recognised creator renowned for his sculptural works, was commissioned to create 88 red Meltdown Bowls, which are dotted across the hotel as part of a limited-edition collection.
Guests can view Marie Theres Madani’s artwork when her exhibition launches on 6th May. In the meantime, check out the hotel’s wider art collection while staying connected via our social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts with #TimeExceptionallyWellSpent and @jumeirahcreeksidehotel