With the numerous art collections in the country, from the ones found in museums to public installations, the art in Qatar is enough to make an art lover's heart giddy with excitement!
This feeling is sustained throughout the days in Qatar as many institutions and organizations put up art exhibitions and events for people to visit and enjoy. If you're looking to feed your artsy soul, you're in the right place!
In this guide, the ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together some of Qatar's art exhibitions and events until the end of the year and the early quarter of 2023!
Celebrating the strong relationship between the UK and Qatar, the 7th UK Festival program features a collaboration between young people and communities worldwide, as well as several artists from the UK and Qatar, in creating a mural with the message of inclusivity and diversity.
Using the power of sport and art to amplify the voices of street-connected young people, the Photography Exhibitions from the 7th UK Festival program features photographs from several acclaimed photographers.
Learn about the history of Arabic Calligraphy and learn to write your name in Arabic using traditional writing instruments! Experience Arabic Calligraphy with Embrace Doha's hands-on writing workshop at Al Wakra.
This exhibition is dedicated to pioneering Qatari artists who have inspired a new generation.
Potters at the Katara International Ceramics Art Exhibition showcase some of their creative and intricate ceramic designs at this event. Presented by the Cultural Village Foundation - Katara, this art exhibition is part of Katara's events associated with the World Cup celebrations.
In collaboration with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar National Library invites visitors to take on an artful journey to explore Qatar's preparations for the World Cup and encourage children to stay updated with current events. The exhibition contains the outputs of the paintings drawn by the participating students under the supervision of Qatari artist Maryam Al Mulla!
Yayoi Kusama (Japan, b. 1929) is a highly influential artist known for her minimalistic and pop creations during the latter half of the twentieth century. "My Soul Blooms Forever" is one of the largest outdoor exhibitions of its kind to take place in the Gulf region. The exhibition consists of her monumental and renowned sculptures and installations throughout MIA Park and Al Riwaq.
Drawing inspiration from Qatar's cultural heritage, Bothayna Al Muftah’s latest exhibition shows a series of artworks called Fataraat (Phases), In'ekas (Introspection), and Yeebhom (Bring Them Back), a large-scale tapestry. The tapestry artwork takes traditional French and Qatari Contemporary influences after being made to commemorate the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Qatar and France.
Doha Film Institute's (DFI) Annual Art exhibition is here! The art exhibition " Intaj " celebrates the history of Qatar's Film, Television and Theatre industries.
Created as a reflective space dedicated to the artist Taysir Batniji (b. 1966, Gaza), the exhibition is a curatorial narrative displayed to showcase the artist’s diverse practice from photography, painting, and drawing to video, installation, and performance. This exhibition consists of works that reflect not only the artist's experiences but also the current state of the world.
Almaha Almaadeed is a Qatari artist living and working in Qatar. As a "naturalist" who appreciates the landscapes of Qatar, Almaha Almaadeed's ongoing art exhibition depicts the effect of urbanization in the country as told through contextualized family archives and more.
The capital of Iraq is celebrated as one of the most important and influential cities in the Islamic world in this art exhibition as it explores Baghdad’s outstanding heritage.
In celebration of the 5th year of the Artist in Residence (AIR) program at the Fire Station, as well as the booming art scene in Qatar, the "Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar exhibition" showcases the artwork of several local and regional artists.
Featuring a set of fourteen ceremonial tea bowls inspired by a visit to Qatar, this exhibition displays Raku ceramics (an internationally known process in pottery production) made by artist Raku Kichizaemon XV·Jikinyū (b. 1949).
The Art Mill Museum 2030 exhibition is one of the recent art exhibitions in Qatar that will feature the future museum of international modern and contemporary art developed by Qatar Museums in Doha. The exhibition will show the museum's envisioned architecture and a signature garden. Several artists have been commissioned to help make films and photographs which showcase the difference and similarities between the former flour mill and the future museum.
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