Qommunity Voices: The artist behind ‘Tamim Al Majd’

Qatar has stood strong, united in the face of the opposition and adversity that emerged out of the GCC crisis. ILQ had the delightful opportunity to speak with Ahmed bin Majed Al Maadheed, the artist behind the iconic ‘Tamim Al Majd’ image, and found out more about him and his artistic process. Read on to learn more about his story!

A portrait of Qatar's Emir by Turkish artist, Emre Süner

Tamim is his people, and his people are Tamim


A young Turkish artist living in Qatar sketches a lifelike portrait of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani as a tribute. Watch the video to learn more!

Music with a mission: Qatar’s Rhythm Explosion

Artists, musicians and students unite! The Rhythm Explosion is back to host its second yearly concert on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Sherborne Qatar School, bringing together accomplished professional musicians and Qatar’s budding, young talent in celebration for the love of music. ILQ’s Sarah Schroeder meets the masterminds behind the music!

Meet Empowering Qatari Artist and Community Worker Ameera Al Aji

We recently met Ameera Al-Aji, Qatari Artist and Community Service Supervisor at Qatar Foundation (QF) and got the chance to interview her for special insight on the thoughts and feelings of a local artist and the work in the community.

Last chance to witness world famous works by celebrated artist JR

A major exhibition by the celebrated French artist JR is coming to an end, with only one week left for visitors and residents to experience the show. The exhibition is on show at the QM Gallery in Katara until 31st May 2017.

Internationally-acclaimed artist Wael Shawky returns to Mathaf

Internationally acclaimed Egyptian artist Wael Shawky will return to Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern art this week for the regional premiere of his latest film, titled Al Araba Al Madfuna III (2015-16).


Ai Weiwei at MIA

A large public audience visited the Museum of Islamic Art on Tuesday evening to attend a public talk by leading contemporary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.

Public Talk: Chinese artist Ai Weiwei

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
11 April / 6:00 pm

Qatari writer to donate proceeds of her book to Qatar Cancer Society

A Qatari writer and artist takes a trip down memory lane and shares her love of Arabic-dubbed Japanese cartoons through her art gallery and book. Read on to find out more!

The GCC’s art scene is developing, thanks to support from programs like Art Jameel

Khalifa Al-Obaidli led a workshop at the Doha Fire Station this weekend in an attempt to encourage more photographers to participate in the Art Jameel Photography Award. Everyone is eligible to participate and will get the opportunity to win awesome prizes. Read on for more information!