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Wife of UAE Ambassador to Korea Joins Prestigious Art Exhibition in Seoul
Mrs. Aida Benjemia Al-Maainah, wife of UAE ambassador to Korea , shows her art work to Brunei Ambassador to Seoul Dato Haji Harun Ismail.

Mrs. Aida Benjemia Al-Maainah, wife of UAE Ambassador to Korea, participated in the Exhibition entitled "The Story of the Inner Changgyeonggung Palace 2007," which is being held at the historic Korean royal palace in the central part of Seoul .

The exhibition, organized by 21C International Creative Artists Association of Korea, opened on Oct. 18, 2007. It will continue through the end of the month.

Wives of foreign diplomats in Korea and artists associated with ICAA joined the event where the native traditional art is together with modern art are expressed under the title "The story of the inner Changgyeonggung Palace 2007."

It is the fourth time for Mrs. Aida Benjemia Al-Ma'ainah to have joined the major artistic exhibitions held in Korea thus far. Her first and second participation was in the Korean Handicraft Art Exhibition held at COEX in downtown Seoul in 2005 and 2006. More recently, she joined the 16th International Art Festival 2007 held in Seoul under the auspices of the International Association of Educators for World Peace (IAEWP) headquartered in Alabama, USA .

She studied the porcelain in 2005 from a teacher who get the fish from the Museum de Neon Switzerland 15 years ago.

"I'm so fascinated by Korean civilization against the backdrop of Changgyeonggung Palace. I understand that this palace has buried in its walls a sad and tragic story, leaving a trace of the Japanese occupation," she said adding that she has tried her best to express this story through her artistic work.

Among other wives of foreign diplomats accredited to Korea who joined the event include wives of ambassadors from Argentine, Belgium, and Sweden to name just a few.






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