“Art is an expression of the soul. It inspires, liberates and transforms.”
An inspiring creative adventure awaits you at JOALI Maldives, the first art immersive luxury resort in the region, offering an opportunity to explore one-of-a-kind installations, a creative dialogue between international art forms and indigenous influences, craftsmanship and materials.
We believe art isn’t just meant be seen — it’s meant to be experienced. Here at JOALI Maldives, art is everywhere! Experience the Joy of Living through an incredible collection of interactive artworks that unfold across the island. Exploring this imaginative playground is one of the most exciting and unique things to do in the Maldives.
Let our island-wide art collection transport you to a wondrous realm. Pause, gaze and reflect. Soak in the essence of each piece and artist, and let them speak to your soul.
Reignite your creativity with interactive projects and workshops at the Art Studio. Along with regular classes by our Resident Artist, we also host special events with international artists and local artisans. Witness our guests artists in action as they create one-of-a-kind works inspired by our island and its ethos of joy, nature and sustainability.
Every piece at JOALI Maldives has a story to tell.
Why not discover them all at your own pace? Our curated Art Map takes you on a magical journey across the island. As you pause, reflect and interact with each piece, let its essence speak to your soul…
Discover artists from around the world through one-of-a-kind installations, unfolding across the island. Each piece offers the possibility of an interactive encounter.
The grey heron is the best-known visitor bird of the Maldives. This one migrated from Africa Kara prefers the Maldivian weather and cuisine, Kara has decided to stay.
Maldives Vibes is inspired by the rich underwater world of the Maldives.
Residing outside the JOALI Boutique, the intricately detailed chairs contrast with the lush fauna around them.
Located inside the JOALI boutique, Doug Johnston’s organic-shaped light shades reflect the textures and waves of the island.
Adding a touch of timelessness to the natural landscape with his abstract style, Philippe has created a special “JOALI” version of his celebrated Bench.
The astonishing forms and colours of coral are beautifully expressed through this communal table, inspired by the vibrant artistry of Antoni Gaudi.
Recreated specially for JOALI with materials like sand and tree sap, Carbonell’s iconic Evolution chair has been adapted for the tropical climate.
The vibrant stools are designed to last for many years, absorbing the warmth of the sun and the tales of the guests who enjoy sitting on them as time passes by.
These stunning creations reflect Glithero’s attempt to preserve a moment in the life of individual plant specimens from JOALI Maldives.
This striking work represents the emblematic grey heron found on the island, coupled with the romance of fragrant frangipanis and mystical mangroves.
This unique installation is inspired by the egg of the White Tern seabird, found across the world’s tropical oceans.
For this haute couture design piece, Hoegy took inspiration from the our island and its sumptuous white sand shapes, formed by the infinite movement of the Indian Ocean.
JOALI’s art collection extends into guest villas and other indoor areas.
Each object has a tale to tell — perfect for keeping you inspired throughout your stay!
Housed in our Four Bedroom Beach Residence, these elaborate thread tapestries are handwoven exclusively with natural materials.
Channelling her gift for forming glass into intricate objects, Onar has crafted a signature collection of tropical-inspired creations for JOALI Maldives.
On the wall of each villa, an eye-catching clam-like centre piece by Seckin Pirim have a ripple shape reminiscent of the aquamarine waters surrounding the island. Pirim's installations are a reflection on his childhood memories and pick up on the varied tones of brilliant sea blue around Joali.
Explore the cutting edge of creativity with our digital artworks.
Each immersive journey supports the artist’s unique vision with advanced technology.
This augmented reality installation opens a portal to a dimension in-between analogue and digital realms. Embedded in the actual space of the venue is a sound-immersive, walkable landscape, unfolding animated 3D objects with origins inpainting and collage.
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Head to our lifestyle boutique to browse objet d’art by local and global artists, as well as works created right here at our Art Studio. The perfect place to pick up a memento of your joyful JOALI adventure!