Artistic Director

María José R. Escolar is a Spanish artist. She has a Degree in Fine Arts (University of Salamanca, Spain). She completed her formation in The Netherlands (Rijksakademie van Beeldenden Kunsten, Amsterdam) and in Belgium (Institut Wallon de Formation IFAPME, Namur). In the last 25 years she has lived in China, Syria, Morocco, Belgium, Gabon and Spain. She is currently living and working in Abu Dhabi (UAE).


María José began her career in 1989 and has featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Spain, Germany, France, Belgium, UAE, China, Morocco, Syria… In June 2019, she presented the exhibition The Universality of Family Photographs in Warehouse 421(Abu Dhabi) in cooperation with Lest We Forget. Two pieces of her latest series, The Colour of Memory, were exhibited in the ADMAF Pavilion in Abu Dhabi Art 2019. In 2021 she participated in the Fine Art Society Exhibition in the Sharjah Art Museum.