The exhibition is the result of a student art competition lunched by the Education Department at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in the fall of 2013. All schools in Qatar were invited to participate, and the museum received over 300 submissions from schools in and outside of Doha. Students created work ranging from installations, video, paintings, mixed media, sculptures and photographs.
After much anticipation, the museum has selected the winning works that will be presented to the public on Saturday May 24, 2014 at 3pm. Students, families, and the public are invited to join the exhibition opening celebrating the artistic expressions of Qatar’s students.
The winning artworks have been selected by a judging panel including staff from Qatar Museums, the Public Art department, Katara Art Centre and Msheireb Art Centre, in addition to Mathaf staff from the Education and Curatorial departments.
The panel evaluated and judged the artworks based on the following criteria:
- Concept originality: the expression of creative, unique and complex concepts
- Inventive use of material and media: the use and experimentation with material
- Creative expression and understanding of the “black and white” theme and response to the main question: what can you learn by looking, thinking and working through black and white?
- Artist Statement: written or recorded by the students explaining their work and the meaning behind it.
The selection features works by students from the following schools:
ACS Doha International School
Al-Arqam Academy for Girls
Al-Hekma International School
Ali Bin Abi Talib Independent School for Boys
Al-Khor International School
Al-Manara School for Boys
Al-Salam Kindergarten for Girls
Al-Shahaniya Preparatory Secondary Independent School for Boys
Amna Bint Wahab Independent School for Girls
Birla Public School
Cambridge International School for Girls
Compass International Private School
Doha British School
Doha Home Educators
Doha Modern Indian School
Dukhan English School
Dukhan Preparatory Secondary School for Boys
English Modern School
Hayat Universal School
Ibn Taymiyyah Independent School for Boys
International School of London in Qatar
Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire
Modern Indian School
Newton International School
Noor Al Khaleej International School
Qatar Academy – Al Khor
Qatar Academy – Sidra
Roqaya Independent School for Girls
Saad Bin Abi Waqas Independent School for Boys
SEK international school of Qatar
Shantiniketan Indian School
The American School of Doha
The German International School Doha
The Gulf English School
Um Al-Amad Independent School for Girls
Admission to the exhibition is free.
For more information, visit Mathaf’s website.