President opens ‘A Vulnerable Beauty: Maldives’, an exhibition of works by Zuleyha Ali

16th April 2019

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has last evening inaugurated ‘A Vulnerable Beauty: Maldives’, an exhibition of works by Zuleyha Ali, at the National Art Gallery.

Zuleyha Ali’s exhibition works to highlight climate change and spread awareness, thus encapsulating her theme: “A Vulnerable Beauty: Maldives”. The purpose of this exhibition is to call attention and invite reflection on the impact climate change, global warming and sea-level rise may have on the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Zuleyha Ali’s work has been displayed in many international exhibitions in France, Italy, Singapore, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Five of her paintings are exhibited in the permanent collection of China’s Ministry of Culture and Arts, with two paintings in Beijing Yi Pu Culture’s permanent collection in Singapore. She has received many awards in the international arts scene including: the Paris “Circle Foundation” award “Winner of Excellence”, the New York “Art Tour International Top 60 Master Award”, the 1st and 2nd place award in Sri Lanka’s Max Art Competition and “The Genius of the Art” Award in Florence’s Art International Magazine.

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih spoke at the opening ceremony about the important role of artists in the development of the country and in highlighting important issues nationally and internationally. Minister of Arts, Culture and Heritage Yumna Maumoon attended the exhibition and spoke about the importance of increasing opportunities for artists in the country’s economic and social development.

This exhibition will be open from 13th to 14th April at 16:00 – 18:00 and 20:00 – 23:00.