Ahmed Saeed Al Areef Al Dhaheri graduated from The American University of Sharjah from the College of Art and Science, majoring in Advertising (2012). The artist then pursued his Masters in Art History and Museum Management at Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (2017). Al Dhaheri was raised between two cities – Abu Dhabi and Al Ain – and spent most of his formative years between Al Ain, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He credits this exposure to these very different cities in the UAE as having furnished him with a distinct outlook; modern yet rooted in his culture and heritage. Al Dhaheri is also an employee at the National Archives, reflecting his desire to safeguard his heritage and enable it to flourish. Al Dhaheri holds a deep belief in God as the best creator and believes that imagination and creativity are rare gifts to humankind, which must be nurtured when found in any form. He describes himself as ‘a left-handed Emirati Bedouin Artist always seeking to explore and experiment nomadically’.