A fifth Qatari artist will be joining the Paris Art Residency Programme, an initiative under Qatar Museum (QM) Fire Station: Artist in Residence. 

Artist Ahmed Al Jufairi is known for pushing the boundaries of self-expression and toying with the concept of freedom. He will be joining the programme in Studio Qatar at the Cite Internationale des Art. The programme is set to offer Al Jufairi a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand his horizons in one of the world’s most prestigious residencies.

A graduate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar. Major in Painting and Printmaking, Al Jufairi focuses on the beauty of imperfection. He believes that ‘beauty’ and ‘perfection’ are relative terms. He has been known to tackle the subject of social acceptance, arguing that uniqueness and individuality are keys to beautiful innovations.

The Fire Station supports one talented artist each year at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris for three months. The programme is open to all Qatari artists 18 years old and above, and covers all art forms.

Fire Station Director Khalifa Al Obaidly said that Ahmed has always been a proponent of autonomy and enlightenment.

His artwork combines the best of the East and West, a unique interpretation of the beauty of co-existence. We wish him the best of luck on this journey and we are looking forward to seeing how his artwork will evolve after this experience.’

The Paris Residency Programme demonstrates QM’s commitment to nurture emerging local talents. Follow @dohafirestation for more information on the latest programmes and events at the Doha Fire Station.