|With her signature ICONBOOTH installation, world-renowned Dubai-based photographer, visual artist,
and creative director Marta Lamovsek, captures the exuberance of Middle Eastern street life in the
Emirates. The Central Saint Martins – University of Arts London alumnae works with photography, art
direction, installation, film, and collage to celebrate the unrivaled grace of human vulnerability in
Dubai’s most diverse locales. Marta’s mantra:
“It can be uncomfortable yet at the same time beautiful to connect with strangers.”
From her native Ljubljana to London’s high street, the self-taught Slovenian-born creative has worked
with the world’s best for 20 years and has an extensive background in print publication. Her portfolio
includes more than 70 titles, VICE UK, British Vogue, i-D Magazine, The Guardian UK, Le Monde
France among them.
Marta has also collaborated on iconic visual art for book and album covers, in
addition to her very first book, retrospective take on photography.
Marta has also collaborated with prestigious fashion houses, Burberry, Dior, Tom Ford, as well as
high-profile celebrities like Will Smith. Dame Vivienne Westwood, the doyenne of British fashion, so
admired the ailurophile’s work that she became a regular client.
The 2010 UK’s 15 Most Talented Emerging Artist Award “Rising Star” nominee has also held
installations at Art Dubai 2017 and 2018, group shows and POP-UPs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and a
solo exhibition at Dubai Design District’s 2017 Blue Cave Urban Festival. Her most prominent pieces
are currently on exhibit at the Alserkal Cultural Foundation in Al Bastakya, Dubai’s oldest standing
No matter the subject, Marta’s deep-rooted passion for life, cultural diversity—and cats—seeks to
masterfully weave the beauty of soul and mastery of craft into an entirely new space for urban
contemporary art. One that makes everyone a superstar… an icon.
Exhibitions and art installations done in UAE
Art Dubai 2019 / Sikka 2019
Fine Art Installation on theme “An open window to art and tolerance”
Alserkal Cultural Foundation Dubai 2018
Plastic Garden show at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood - Bastakiya
THE CAVE Gallery / Dubai 2018
Installation at Wish Wish Show in The Cave Gallery at Dubai Design District
Art Dubai 2018 / Sikka 2018
Portraiture Installation - the launch of “ICONBOOTH” in Bastakya
Blue Cave Urban Art Festival 2017 Dubai Design District
Tashkeel / Dubai 2017
SOLO Show Plastic Garden / Room Love Letters to Satwa
Group Summer Show in Tashkeel Exhibition Venue
Art Dubai 2017 / Sikka 2017
Photobooth Installation “Satwaland Icons” in Bastakya Courtyard
Art Dubai 2016
Group Exhibition Community8SS in 8street Photography Studios
Group and solo exhibitions done EUROPE and UNITED KINGDOM
Centre of Urban Culture Ljubljana 2012
SOLO Multimedia Portrait Exhibition 'Gaze Into The Murkiness'
Tidemill School - London 2012
Group exhibition 'Changing of the Guards'
Coombe Gallery - Devon 2010
Group show of UK finest art graduates 'Rising Star'
Brighton Media Centre, Brighton 2010
Group exhibition of art collective Group 2 'Unexpected'
MuseumsQuartier - Vienna 2010
Group exhibition at International Dance Festival ImPulsTanz
Central Saint Martins College - London 2010
Graduation show of postgraduate photography course / 'Rocks are Melting'
Paris Fashion Week - Paris 2009
Group exhibition at the opening of Paris Fashion Week
Karousel Gallery - Bucharest 2008
Group exhibition at the opening of the first photo gallery in Bucharest
Lokal Patriot - Novo Mesto 2006
Group exhibition / winning the second price of the best Multimedia Story
Town Hall Ljubljana 2006
Group exhibition of graphic & fashion designers and photographers
Log-Um - Ljubljana 2005
SOLO exhibition 'Urban Tribe'
City Theatre Ljubljana 2004
Group exhibition / winning the Merit Price of Honor of Federation of Photographic Art