When Lawrie Shabibi came onto Dubai's gallery scene back in 2011, they quickly established themselves as the ones to watch for contemporary art coming out of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. The artists they represent demonstrate a generation concerned with making art that is relevant and innovative within their geographical and political context. The gallery continues to focus on and support not only the artistic development of their artists, but also young independent writers and curators, which has accredited them with features in various international publications.