World Art Dubai is the largest affordable contemporary art fair in the region. Mariska participated in this annual event with her a solo stand. During this event, she was also taking part in the Waste Me Not challenge, where she wore here waste for 30 days. Mariska also conducted a talk during the exhibition on her art and the challenge titles: Waste Shouldn’t be Wasted.
Mariska was also nominated for the UAE Resident Artist Award.
The exhibition ran from the 18th till the 21st of April 2018.
The artwork exhibited by Mariska included What Else Penelope, What Else Danny, What Else George, Trumpeting at the Fair,The Father of a Nation, Blood is Thicker than Water, Marching On, Milibangalala Menina, Reuse, Recycle, Rehumanize (Print), Coffee Addiction Lamp Blue and Gold, Coffee Addiction Lamp, Green with Envy, Desert Rose, Beauty and The Bean,