San Gimignano, Italy
King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Jeddah Atelier for Fine Arts
British Museum, London
Curated by Venetia Porter
Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark
Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2020
Lars Müller Publishers, 2016
Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2010
Art Education in Saudi ArabiaRead full essay
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Founded 1989 in Abha by the then Governor of Asir, HRH Prince Khaled bin Faisal Al-Saud as a cultural centre incorporating artists' studios, exhibition space, shops, a public theatre and a mosque.
Founded 2001 in Abha by Ahmed Mater, Ashraf Fayadh, Abdulnasser Gharem, Abdulkarim Qassem and Muhammad Khidr. This artist collective challenged existing modes of art practice in Saudi Arabia.
Founded March 2003 in Abha by Stephen Stapleton, Ahmed Mater and Abdulnasser Gharem as an artist-led platform for cultural exchange, diplomacy and production between the Arab and Western World.
Founded 2014 in Jeddah by Ahmed Mater as a community arts organisation aiming to awaken Saudi civil society to contemporary ways of thinking, innovation and sustainable cultural developmen