This exhibition is features Sara Al Obaidly after her three-month residency at the prestigious International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York. What Remains is a self-initiated project borne out of her journey across the island of Madagascar in 2016. Travelling from the capital Antananarivo and on to Belo Sur Mer, Al Obaidly covered over 800-km by land, river and sea. This previously unseen body of work combines photographic works, sound design, film, and installation.
The exhibition is an exploration of what mankind will leave behind once we have fully exploited the earth’s natural resources in the name of progress. The work asks profound questions about human civilisation’s impact on the environment. Al Obaidly hopes to initiate dialogue with a serious message and a call to action, encouraging visitors to self-reflect, spurring all of us to contemplate and re-evaluate our relationships and connection to the natural environment.
About the Artist
Sara Al Obaidly is a Qatari interdisciplinary artist, whose self-initiated projects explore the varying political, philosophical and social issues we face today. Through her portraitures, she records intimate moments of human emotion, exposing an unshielded and authentic reality. Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries around the world:
Qatar Contemporary: Art and Photography Manege, St Petersburg (2018)
Contemporary Art Qatar Kraftwerk, Berlin (2017)
National Portrait Gallery London (2016 and 2014)
Museum of Islamic Art Park Doha (2015)
Qatar Museums Gallery Al Riwaq (2014)
She was in residence at the Fire Station in 2015, and more recently at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York.