Creative Resilience: Art by Women in Science


In July 2021, UNESCO issued a global call for contribution to women with a background in STEM, inviting them to send their stories and artworks in relation to the Covid 19 pandemic. Artworks by 54 women of science have been selected and will be screened in the exhibition. The women of science are neuroscientists, microbiologists, doctors, nurses, medical students, researchers, science communicators, engineers and mathematicians of all ages, from 31 countries: Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Czechia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Moldova, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America.

Women scientists are less visible than their male counterparts. Through this exhibition, UNESCO seeks to give a voice and visibility to STEM women, to their unique scientific perspectives, personal journey, creation, and resilience throughout the pandemic.

Key dates


  • 11 February – On the framework of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the exhibition can be visited at Expo Dubai at the Nexus for People & Planet (on the 11th of February only).
  • 07 - 24 February – Creative Resilience is open to the public at the Expo Dubai 2020 at the UN Co-create space, Mission Possible – The Opportunity Pavilion. Come watch the new video teaser on the Kaleidoscope screens. 


  • 28 October/01 December – A screening of all artworks will be available for the general public at UNESCO HQ, and for the press and accredited personnel.
  • 27 October – Exhibition premiere and inauguration by Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO.
  • 26 October – Opening of the exhibition of accredited Journalists and the media, 6PM, UNESCO Headquarters


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