Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art announces the opening of its second student exhibition, ‘Mathaf Student Art Exhibition: Black and White’ from 24 May to 26 June 2014

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.

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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 College

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 Bonaparte

Lycée Franco-Qatarien Voltaire

Modern Indian School

Newton International School

Noor Al Khaleej International School

Qatar Academy

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

Sherborne Qatar

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.