Under the visionary guidance of Qatar Museums’ Chairperson, Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar Museums (QM) is preparing to host the second Fire Station, Artist in Residence exhibition on 12 June to celebrate the accomplishments of its 20 talented artists in residence.
The exhibition will showcase selected works from each of the artists during their nine months under the residency programme. The group of talented creatives, including ten Qatari artists, will showcase their art from different disciplines including photography, video, design, painting, poetry and drawing.
The Fire Station Artist in Residence programme, which started in September 2015, sits at the heart of Doha’s thriving art community. During the artists’ nine months in residency, residents collaborate with fellow creatives and develop their own techniques. They also benefit from weekly mentoring sessions and work alongside internationally acclaimed artists. Previous mentoring sessions with international artists have included Cai Guo-Qiang and Luc Tuymans.
Khalifa Al Obaidli, Director of the Fire Station, said that they are proud to be opening the exhibition, which will celebrate the success of the talented artists in residence.
These artists have worked extremely hard in the past nine months to produce works that will truly inspire our community, to help build a culture of creativity and innovation in the country. This initiative perfectly reflects our commitment to nurture and support a vibrant local art scene, and give young and emerging artists a shared space to experiment, create, grow, and flourish. We look forward to the next round of artists that will join us in September.’
The 20 artists under the 2016-2017 Artist in Residence programme are: Frances Grane, Fahad Al Obaidly, Lulu Al Musfer, Zoe Hawk, Zach Stensen, Amr Elkafrawy, Richard Blackwell, Hana Al Saadi, Maryam Ahmed, Maryam Al Suwaidi, Mariah Dekkenga, Tanzeela Abbasi, Ahmed Al Jufairi, Maryam Al Semaitt, Nawar Al Mutlaq, Abeer Al Kuwari, Nesma Khodier, Juan Martinez, Maryam Al Homaid, and Titika Stamouli.
For more information about the Artist in Residence Programme, visit the Fire Station website at firestation.org.qa.