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Khalid Mezaina

Khalid Mezaina is an illustrator and textile artist from Dubai. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Visual Communications from the American University of Sharjah and a Master's degree in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. Between his two degrees, Mezaina worked as a graphic designer and projects coordinator in various art institutions in the UAE, including the Sharjah Art Foundation and Tashkeel. Outside his working hours, he has pursued his own creative practice by participating in art exhibitions, residencies and projects both locally and internationally. Since 2018, Mezaina has been focusing on an independent studio practice and is currently freelancing as a commercial illustrator alongside expanding his body of work as a textile artist.


Mezaina's works contextualise personal narratives, stories and relationships with a city that is always changing. He illustrates observations, memories and imaginations – ranging from his curiosity for regional and historical talismanic practices, to observations on Dubai as a place of constant transformation. He also makes work inspired by things that bring joy, from his love for comic books, dance and pop music, to his fascination with ceremonial textiles and costumes, and stories about the human condition.

Khalid Mezaina

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    LitFest After Hours: First Night

    The Festival doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. LitFest After Hours will enliven your senses with a feast of performances, activities and experiences. Who knows what you mind find.


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