Photo credit: Toma Stenko
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, the contemporary urban hotel located in the heart of Dubai, welcomes the creative
who’ll join its Fourth Artist in Residence programme, in collaboration with World Art Dubai (WAD) for the
With a focus on supporting emerging female artists from around the world, The Artist in Residence programme at
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel offers a unique opportunity for artists to seek inspiration at the urban retreat with its
stunning views over Dubai Creek. Artists selected for the programme reside at the hotel for three months, allowing
them to make a muse of the city's rich cultural tapestry and create bespoke pieces of art that reflect their unique
perspectives and experiences.
Toma Stenko from Georgia known for her
powerful and evocative works that explore the intricacies of love, was chosen following a collaboration between
Jumeirah Creekside Hotel and the 2023 edition of WAD in March. She arrived at the 292-key hotel in October 2023 to
take up the fourth annual artist’s residency.
Her time there will culminate in a captivating exhibition from 7 – 28 December 2023, where visitors can
experience her trademark kaleidoscope of colour and emotion and unique style of large-scale pieces that balance
movement and stillness, offering viewers a glimpse into the invisible and the infinite.
Photo credit: Toma Stenko
Eco-system of artists
Seth Benzel, Programme Director, said: "Jumeirah Creekside Hotel is excited to announce our partnership with World
Art Dubai for the 2023 artist-in-residence programme. Toma Stenko was selected from hundreds of artists at the World
Art Dubai based on the artwork she displayed at this year's fair. This dynamic approach to our art residency
programme connects local and international artists through enriched fair programmes that support the thriving
ecosystem of artists here in Dubai. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel looks forward to future partnerships that further
connect artists with the local community, expanding the reach and impact of our programme."
Launched in April 2021, the Artist in Residency Programme is an ongoing initiative at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel to
support international and regional artists in advancing their skills through dedicated spaces, enhanced visibility
and endorsement, while providing an inspirational setting from which to create unique pieces of art and enjoy living
in one of the most diverse cities in the world.
At the end of their residency, the artist will be able to exhibit their work in a contemporary collection that
includes nearly 500 pieces and keep updated on social at @jumeirahcreeksidehotel @toma_stenko @worldartdubai