discover fresh shots of the desert X AIUIa 2022 installations exhibited in saudi arabia

 

running until march 30, 2022, the desert X AlUla 2022 edition has invited 15 artists to explore the concepts of mirage and oasis through dream-like installations. italian photographer roberto conte shares with us today a new set of images, revealing fresh angles of the exhibition set in saudi arabia and curated by reem fadda, raneem farsi, and neville wakefield. you can read the full and original story on designboom here

 

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‘angle of repose’ by jim denevan | all images © roberto conte 

 

 

capturing the innovative blend of structures and materials in a new light 

 

for this year’s theme, sarab, the participants at desert X AIUIa 2022 experimented with an array of materials, patterns, and structures that took over the al mutadil valley in saudia arabia’s majestic alula desert. from migration to waveforms, human scale, desert biota, and cultural soundscapes, the artworks, captured in a new light by roberto conte (see more here), welcome visitors into ephemeral worlds that nod to ancient narratives and man-made realities. 

 

new images of desert X AlUla 2022's dream-like artworks, captured by roberto conte
‘where the dwellers lay’ by dana awartani

 

new images of desert X AlUla 2022's dream-like artworks, captured by roberto conte
‘dark suns, bright waves’ by claudia comte

 

new images of desert X AlUla 2022's dream-like artworks, captured by roberto conte

‘coral alchemy I and II’ by shezad dawood

 

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‘I have seen thousands of stars and one fell in AlUla’ by shadia alem

 

new images of desert X AlUla 2022's dream-like artworks, captured by roberto conte
‘in blur’ by alicja kwade

 

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‘geography of hope’ by abdullah alothman

 

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‘gold falls’ by serge attukwei clottey

 

 

 

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'I have seen thousands of stars and one fell in AlUla' by shadia alem
'I have seen thousands of stars and one fell in AlUla' by shadia alem
'coral alchemy
'coral alchemy" I and II' by shezad dawood
'under the same sun' by stephanie deumer
'under the same sun' by stephanie deumer

project info:

 

name: desert X AlUla 2022

dates: now through march 30, 2022

location: AlUla, saudi arabia

photography: roberto conte

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom