Mays Albaik is a Palestinian artist with an interdisciplinary visual practice triangulating body, language, and place. Crystalizing as performance, video, sculpture, and installations, her work layers a personal poetics onto the sociopolitics that define relationships to geography; looking for moments of mediated as well as immediate contact between place, body and language. 

[upcoming] Quote—Unquote, Bucharest Art Residency, Bucharest, Romania.
[upcoming] Zemanna, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Curated by Dirwaza Curatorial Lab.
[upcoming] Artist Residency, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
[upcoming] Postcolonial Ecologies Online Residency, Darat Al Funun, Amman, Jordan. Curated by Firas Shehadeh, Joud Al-Tamimi, Reem Marji.
A Terranean Love Note [Solo], Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE. With the mentorship of Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Ala Younis. [+exhibition catalog]
Night & Refuge II: Collaborative Live Writing Event, with Caroline Bergvall
Night & Refuge I: Collaborative Live Writing Event, with Caroline Bergvall
How to Maneuver: Shapeshifting Texts and Other Publishing Tactics, Warehouse421. Curated by Maha Maamoun and Ala Younis (Kayfa ta-).
Qala 3, The Lab-Darat AlFunun, Amman, Jordan. Curated by Walid AlWawi
Related Non-Objects, 47 Rathbone, Providence, RI
Graduate Thesis Show, Providence Convention Center, Providence, RI
It Should Be Clear, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, RI
___Scapes, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI
Glass Triennial, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI
Before We Were Banned, East of West, Santa Fe, NM
Sawt 2a, Grey Noise Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Sawt, Satellite Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Listening Within Sonorous Symmetry, samtsamtsamt Online Gallery, curated by Areej Kaoud
Before We Were Banned, ArtHelix, Brooklyn, NY
Mind the Gap, Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE. Curated by Jack Thomas Taylor
Change Coordinates + Someone Else, Design House 16, 1971 Design Space, Sharjah, UAE. Curated by Mobius Studio. [+exhibition catalog]
Sheikha Manal Young Artists Award Finalists Exhibition, Dubai, UAE. [+exhibition catalog]
Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, UAE. Curated by Mattar Bin Lahej. [+exhibition catalog]
Art: Processes and Practices, Warehouse 411, Abu Dhabi, UAE. [+exhibition catalog]
Found, Tashkeel, Dubai. UAE. Curated by Hazem Harb
Opus 6, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah. UAE
Remembering to Resist, Hunar Gallery, Dubai. UAE
[upcoming] Had You Been Closer, Expo Site&Theme book. Assouline Publishing, New York City, New York. Poetic Prose.
On Artists and Institutional Stigma, K-oh-llective. Personal Essay.
Letters of Ailment, A Terranean Love Note Catalogue. Tashkeel, Dubai. Personal Essay.
Negative Space, A Dance Mag, Beirut, Lebanon. Poetic Prose.
How to Make a Human: A Recipe, RISD XYZ, Summer–Fall edition. Personal Essay.
Negative Space, v.1 Student Publication, RISD, Providence, RI. Prose.
Little Ambassadors: a Study of Visual Storytelling in Museum Education, Design House 16 “Change Coordinates + Someone Else” Exhibition Catalog, 1971 Design Space, Sharjah. UAE. Research.
C For Celestial, “E11”, Center For Architectural Discourse. Flash Fiction.
An Ode to the Construction Worker, “The National, Arts & Culture”, Dubai, UAE. Exhibition Review.
Homeland Security, “The Outpost Magazine”, Beirut. Short Story.
We All Sweat the Same, “The Outpost Magazine”, Beirut. Creative Nonfiction.
A Rooftop Phone Call, “The National”, Abu Dhabi. Creative Nonfiction.

Between Placehoods by Dana Dawud. Exhibition Review, Canvas Magazine, The Future is Bright.
Journey to Inner Space by Ayesha S. Shehmir, Harper Bazar Arabia Art Book: Dubai.
A Liberating Approach to Practice (Artist Profile) by Robert Albanese, Rhode Island School of Design, Graduate Study Website.
One to Watch: Mays Albeik (Artist Profile) by Anya Stafford, Selections Art: Culture from the Arab World and Beyond, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

In the Studio, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Artist Talk, Rhode Island School of Design, Degree Program Workshop.
Artist Talk, NYU Abu Dhabi, Today We Wrote Nothing.
A Terranean Love Note: Nadine Khalil with Mays Albaik, Tashkeel, Dubai.
Jabir Ibn Hayyan and Contemporary Art Practice, Rhode Island School of Design, Alchemy Research Studio.
Speak, Elsewhere. Online Artist Talk, Sarah Al Mehairi Artist Talks.
Contextualizing Diasporic Visual practices Through a Lens of Comparative Analysis of Palestinian Literature. Conference Paper Presentation.  Session: Word And Image in the Studio Practice, International Association of Word and Image Studies. College Art Association Annual Conference 2020.
How to Make a Human: A recipe, Gelman Gallery, Providence, RI.
For Context, Rhode Island School of Design, Degree Program Workshop.
Artist Talk, RISD Grad Exchange, Providence, RI.
How to Make a Human: A recipe, Joy & Dissent, AS220, Providence, RI.
Forum: Change Coordinates + Someone Else, Design House 16, 1971 Design Space, Sharjah, UAE.
Artists & Materiality, NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE.Commencement Valedictory Address, American University Of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.