Our top five picks for Galleries Night at Alserkal Avenue

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Ayyam Gallery

Mohammed Bozorgi, an Iranian calligrapher uses non-linear structure in paintings that resemble optical art but use Farsi and Arabic script as the base.

Lawrie Shabibi Gallery

Mona Saudi is one of very few Arab women artists to pursue sculpture, and this has earned her great recognition. This is the Jordanian’s first solo show in the UAE.

Green Art Gallery

Syrian art is so often associated with destruction because of the current civil war but here, Khaldoun Chichakli’s drawings and woodcuts offer a poignant glimpse of the Damascus of years gone by.

Mojo Gallery

A series of paintings and drawings from children at the Senses Residential Care Home are on sale to raise funds for the centre. An exhibition with a noble cause.

Gallery Isabelle Van Den Eynde

Morocco-based Zoulikha Bouabdellah returns for her third solo show. Through abstract work and installation she brings in feminist undertones and issues of identity.