The Fire Station Welcomes New Batch of Resident Artists

Doha Fire Station Artists in Residence 2018-19

Qatar Museums (QM) announced the winners of the 2018-2019 season of the highly successful Fire Station: Artist in Residence programme. Now in its fourth year, the nine-month long residency advocates next generation of artistic talent, providing them with a platform to develop their creativity.

The Artist in Residence programme attracts a large number of portfolio submissions from Qatar based artists. This year, nineteen talented artists were selected with disciplines ranging from Graphic Design and Animation, to Painting and Sculpture. As part of the programme, this year’s intake of residents will benefit from their own dedicated studio space, the opportunity to collaborate and exchange cultural knowledge with each other and the chance to enhance their creative progression through mentoring and workshops with highly influential artists.

Doha Fire Station Artists in Residence 2018-19 round

The new Artists in Residence were welcomed to their new creative hub by the Director of the Fire Station, Khalifa Al Obaidly, where they were given an in-depth introduction to the facilities at their disposal.

Doha Fire Station Artists in Residence 2018-19 Khalifa Al ObaidlyKhalifa Al Obaidly, Director of the Fire Station, commented on the exhibition:

We were extremely impressed with the caliber of talent that we received and are delighted to welcome this year’s class of Artists in Residence. Over the years we have seen the programme go from strength to strength and look forward to nurturing the next generation of artists that will then tell the story of Qatar to local and international audiences. This programme will be an opportunity for them to push their boundaries and further develop their skills as artists, as well as learn from each other.’

The Fire Station: Artist in Residency Programme, is a highlight of Qatar Museums’ initiatives, all which aim to create a new generation of talents that can inspire audiences and drive forward Qatar’s cultural sector. Sitting at the heart of Qatar’s thriving creative community, it acts as a hub for participants, encouraging them to take their artistic skills to the next level.


The full list of the 19 artists participating in the 2018-2019 Artist in Residence programme is:

  1. Shaikha Jassim Al Hardan (Qatar)
  2. Sarah Hassan Al Ansari (Qatar)
  3. Mohammed Faraj Al Suwaidi (Qatar)
  4. Abdulla Najib Al Kuwari Qatar
  5. Maryam Masoud Alameri (Qatar)
  6. Federica Visani (Italy)
  7. Nayla Al Mulla (Qatar)
  8. Faisal Rashid Alhajri (Qatar)
  9. Lolwa Al Solaiti (Qatar)
  10. Sara Ahmad Al Fadaaq (Qatar)
  11. Rouda Abdulaziz M A Al Khori (Qatar)
  12. Hassan Manasra (Jordan)
  13. Alaa Bata (Jordan)
  14. Jesse Payne (USA)
  15. Guillaume Claude Felicien Rousere (France)
  16. Nourbano Feras Al Hejazi (Saudi Arabia)
  17. Sidra Zubairi (Pakistan)
  18. Eman Makki (Egypt)
  19. Michael Perrone (USA)

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