19 July 2018

Five Exhibitions are Taking Place Around Qatar This Summer Featuring Works by our Alumni and Faculty

Works by alumni and faculty from VCUarts Qatar are featuring in five exhibitions across Doha this summer. The exhibitions show the tremendous diversity, artistry and ability of the artists who come from Qatar and from around the world. The exhibitions are taking place at four prestigious locations around Doha.

“Remember When...” by VCUarts Qatar alumna Ghada Al-Khater and Georgetown University in Qatar alumnus Mubarak Al-Thani is taking place at Art 29 Gallery at the W Doha Hotel.

The exhibition contains a mix of mediums, materials and styles ranging from paintings and sculpture and audio/video installations. The artists take the viewer through a journey of the most memorable and pivotal events that took place in the past year, as seen and experienced through their eyes. These events have reshaped the country and society, paving the way for a new age of forbearance, and redefining the cultural identity of Qatar in the post blockade era.

“Remember When...” is open from 9am to 7pm every day until September 4, 2018 at Art 29 Gallery at the W Doha Hotel and is free and open to the public. Find out more at http://www.art29doha.com

 

Highly regarded in the art and design community for his subtle yet provocative exploration of the creative and often complicated links between religion, culture, and social justice, alumnus Othman Khunji is presenting his solo exhibition entitled, “Deconstructing the Sacred”, as a response to populist narratives that misrepresent religious practices, misinterpret social customs, and misconstrue cultural behaviors.

“Deconstructing the Sacred” is on display at Education City Mosque until September 30, 2018, and is free and open to the public. Find out more at https://othmankhunji.com

 

“Echoe​s”, by alumna Bouthayna Al-Muftah, at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art, is a prolongation of her ongoing research on the archiving of memories and stories that she artistically documents.

In Project Space 12 Al-Muftah interrogates the process of recollection of Qatari cultural memory in the context of the present culture. In this experiment, she re-visualizes a traditional game where she distinctively reflects on the rapid social and cultural changes that have taken place in her surroundings in a short period of time.

“Echoe​s” is taking place until September 10, 2018 and is free and open to the public, and is open every day until 7pm. Find out more at http://www.mathaf.org.qa/en/

 

“Dual Inspirations” the exhibition by the 2017/18 Artists in Residence at the Garage Gallery at Doha Fire Station explores the intellectual concepts that revolve around inspiration as a platform. Over a nine-month residency program 18 artists, eight of whom are VCUarts Qatar faculty or alumni, were engaged in rich monthly debates with curators and researchers that helped to shape a diverse assemblage of artistic approaches from inception all the way to their final form as artworks.

The VCUarts Qatar faculty or alumni whose works are on display at “Dual Inspirations” are: Fatima Mohammed, Islam Shehab, Ryan Browning, Rachel Leah Cohn, Wajiha Pervez, Yousef Bahzad, Aisha Al Fadlala, and Shouq Mana Al Mana.

“Dual Inspirations” is at the Garage Gallery at Doha Fire Station until October 1, 2018, and is open every day until 7pm. Find out more at http://www.firestation.org.qa/exhibition

 

Part 4 of the 50 x 50 Exhibition at Al Markhiya Gallery at Building 5 at Katara Art Center includes works by VCUarts Qatar alumni Ahmed Al Jufairi, Fatima Mohammed, and Maryam Faraj Al Suwaidi. Works by Fatima are also currently on display at the Fire Station Garage Gallery. 

The artists created three 50 by 50 artworks in any medium and in any theme of their choice.

Part 4 of 50 x 50 will run until September 5 and is free and open to the public. 

Opening hours: Sunday  to  Thursday 11am - 9pm. Friday : 5pm to 9pm. 

Find out more at http://www.almarkhiyagallery.com 

From “Remember When...” by VCUarts Qatar alumna Ghada Al-Khater and Georgetown University in Qatar alumnus Mubarak Al-Thani

From “Deconstructing the Sacred” by Othman Khunji

From “Echoe​s”, by Bouthayna Al-Muftah

From “Dual Inspirations” at the Garage Gallery at Doha Fire Station

Part 4 of the 50 x 50 Exhibition at Al Markhiya Gallery at Building 5 at Katara Art Center includes works by VCUarts Qatar alumni

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