About the XVA Gallery

Established in 2003, XVA is one of the leading galleries in the Middle East specialising in contemporary art from the Arab world and Iran. Its rigorous exhibition programme includes works by emerging, mid-career and established artists who are responding to their local environments in thoughtful and provocative ways. XVA offers art consultancy services, providing expert consultancy and full project management for companies and individual requirements in art.

featured artist

Hussein Al-Mohasen

Hussein’s figurative works on canvas and paper combines baleful objects and machinery with strikingly vivid colour. Through the eyes of the artist, Hussein manages to alter perceptions imbued with deep political connotations. In addition, the artist takes inspiration from music and Arabic poetry, using graffiti on canvas and paper to explore freedom and the relationship between spaces and calligraphy.

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I love you green

Art can be broken


  • Hussein Al-Mohasen
  • Sami Al Karim