UAE-based artist Aisha Juma’s artistic practice attempts to bring together creativity and traditional knowledge. Having studied visual art in Cairo, Boston and Dundee (UK), she has been teaching art in Dubai for several years and now works at the Al Jalila Cultural Centre for Children in Dubai.
Apart from teaching she has been actively involved in various regional and international group art shows.
Supported by Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) and CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), Aisha Juma spent October this year at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in Geneva, Switzerland, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.
It is one of many residencies that CERN offers through ‘Art at CERN’ program where international artists are invited to stay among a society of 2,250 scientists, scholars and theorists who spend their time in different experimental sites researching in particle physics.
She is the first Arab artist to do a residency at CERN. On her return to Dubai from Geneva, Aisha Juma describes to Al Arabiya English her experience and close encounter with the cutting edge of science and discovery.
While at the particle physics lab, Juma says she basically got many introductions to the diverse experiments and projects that are located between Geneva and France. “I met physicians and theorists, talked to them and discussed various questions and thoughts. On my own pace I could search deeper into the theories behind their work so that I can relate to the complex research and understand the rationale behind such powerful massive machines.”
Juma says the more she searched, the more she wanted to know and became motivated to understand (not just how the technology works), but to comprehend the very obvious passion behind the founding of such a remarkable place.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر