From Mathaf to Madrid


Manal Al Dowayan, Suspended Together

The exhibition Looking at the World Around You: Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums is being held from 9 February to 19 June 2016 at the Santander Art Gallery in Boadilla del Monte, Madrid, the “first major loan exhibition in Europe of works from Mathaf, the Arab Museum of Contemporary Art in Doha.”


This selection, more than 160 works in total, represents the history of contemporary Arab art as seen through the eyes of 34 artists, most of whom are natives of Arab nations like Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Algeria, Iraq, Kuwait and, of course, Qatar. However, the exhibition also includes works by foreign-born creators whose art is related to the Arab world, such as Yan Pen Ming and Cai Guo-Qiang from China and the Belgian master René Magritte.

Take a “virtual visit” of the exhibition here.


Featured artists include:


Etel Adnan
Saloua Raouda Choucair


Mona Hatoum


Inji Efflatoun
Adam Henein
Ahmed Morsi
Ghada Amer
Chant Avedissian
Wael Shawky
Youssef Nabil
Amal Kenawy


Nja Mahdaoui


Chaibia Talal
Farid Belkahia
Mounir Fatmi


Baya Mahieddine


Ismail Fattah
Dia Azzawi
Ali Hassan


Marwan Kassab Bashi


Abdullah Al Muharraqi
Wafiqa Sultan Saif Al Essa


Jassim Zaini
Yousef Ahmad
Faraj Daham


Sami Mohammed


Hassan Sharif

Saudi Arabia

Manal Al Dowayan

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