As a gallery that has been active in the Middle East for nearly four decades, Green Art Gallery has had the privilege of bearing witness to the tremendous transformations that the regional art scene has seen. In its earliest iteration as Ornina in 1987, the gallery functioned as an exhibition space above a small bookstore in Homs, Syria that was an important gathering space for intellectuals, critics and artists of the time. In 1995 in Dubai, Green Art opened in a small Jumeirah villa. Now in its second generation and newest form, Green Art Gallery relaunched in 2010 as a contemporary art space. Its program features artists working across diverse media and the gallery now represents a multi-generational mix of artists from the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and beyond.