Maitha Demithan

Maitha Demithan is an Emirati artist born in Dubai in 1989. Her work combines several mediums; photography, painting, drawing and photo transfers. The first drawings she created were sketched in the sand which then formed her appreciation for colour, texture, line and shadow.

Maitha’s most successful exhibition was in 2009, ‘Documentation’ at Tashkeel where her first scanned self-portraits featured. Later in 2009, she participated in ‘Across the Gulf’, a group show that took part in the Brisbane Biennial. Other group shows include ‘Emerge’ in Venice,  ‘Emirati Vision’ exhibition in Berlin and the  ‘Biladi’ exhibition at the UAE Pavilion,  during the Shanghai Expo 2010. 


Al Awadhi also served as the Secretary-General of the Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Photography Award as well as the president of the Abu Dhabi International Association of Photography. He has also judged and chaired several photography and art competitions in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Awadhi has hosted eight personal galleries showcasing his photography in the UAE, and has taken part in over 27 exhibitions in the UAE and abroad. Throughout his career, he has attained various accolades and recognitions, most prominently the Emirates Appreciation Award in Fine Arts (photography) in the year 2010.

Al Awadhi is also a regulator contributor to the photographic communities in the UAE and the Arab world through workshops and articles on photography published in various regional newspapers.