Participating in Young Saudi Artists 2012

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This year marks the first major public contemporary art exhibition in Saudi Arabia, bringing to light the breadth and depth of the existing Saudi Art scene. In support of this new spirit of expression and dialogue, Athr Gallery is proud to present the second edition of the Young Saudi Artists exhibition. The exhibition will show the works of twenty-four up and coming new artists, across a range of styles and mediums. The exhibition demonstrates primarily, the continuity and particularly, the growth of the Saudi art scene, showing that it is expanding, thriving and here to stay.

Many claim that the environment of Saudi Arabia and its conservative and traditionalist nature is not conducive to contemporary art. The Young Saudi Artists exhibition demonstrates that not only is it conducive to the production of art, but it is this very nature that sets that art apart. It forces young people to search for alternative means of expression and imbues their work with subtlety and multiple layers of meaning. The Young Saudi Artists continue to explore current realities, push boundaries, challenge stereotypes and engage each other on a platform where Individual artistic identities are made known; some free from the stigma of locality and others a testimony to it.

Exhibiting Artists – 24:

Abdallah Qandeel

Ahaad Al Amoudi

Arwa Al Neami

Awatef Al Safwan

Basmah Felemban

Heba Abed

Jawaher Al Mhanna

Louai Kofiah

Lujain Abulfaraj

Mala’a Al Amoudi

Mohammad Naseem

Mohsen Al Dajani

Mona Al Qahtani

Najla Al Bassam

Namir Alireza

Noura Al Mazrooe

Rahaf Al Ghoneim

Rami Al Qthami

Rawan Al Barakati

Redwan Al Reemi

Sarah Al Abdali

Soraya Darwish

Suzan Al Quasmi

Zeina Badran


About Soraya

Lazy artist that can write and take pictures. Initiator of Casual Art Talk (2011), Founder of Onqoud (2012) Embracing art and culture!
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