Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art has recently unveiled an exhibition by local artist, AlMaha AlMaadeed. The exhibition, Inspired by the Land, on view until 28 January 2023, questions the effects of urbanisation in Qatar and explores the interlinked relationship between natural history, sustainability, cultural memory, and modernity.

The seven artworks featured in the exhibition demonstrate AlMaadeed’s artistic process of contextualising family archives using verses of poetry and oral literature.

Mathaf Director Zeina Arida, said they are pleased to present the work of AlMaadeed, and are looking forward to welcoming the community and visitors to Qatar to the new exhibition.

A self-proclaimed ‘naturalist’, AlMaadeed enjoys exploring Qatar’s desert landscape and flora, drawing inspiration from nature and employing it in her artwork. Her work has been exhibited at AlBahie Auction House (2021), The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar (2021, 2020) and at AlHosh Art Gallery (2020).

Mathaf is the world’s most important resource for the study and display of 20th and 21st-century art from the Arab world and a major collecting institution as well as a centre for research and study.

Inspired by the Land is on view until 28 January 2023 at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

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