At the time of his major Brooklyn Museum solo exhibition, The Financial Times reflect on the urgency of Ahmed’s portrait of a city in transition
Chris Dercon considers a rapidly shifting cultural landscape
One Saudi’s Protest, Through The Viewfinder A photography exhibit in Washington by a Saudi doctor-turned-artist casts a critical eye on Riyadh’s relationship with big oil and Mecca.
A profile of Ahmed and his monumental book, "Desert of Pharan".
The first-ever solo museum exhibit by a Saudi artist in the US, Ahmed Mater’s “Symbolic Cities” presents an alternate narrative to the images of the desert kingdom familiar to most Americans.
As millions of hajj pilgrims return home, Mecca’s two million locals are left struggling with the impacts of their changing city.
Kevin Jones profiles Ahmed and his enduring commitment to art that can change the world. He writes, "Call him naive, but Ahmed Mater sincerely believes art has the power to change the world."
The solo presentation at Sharjah Art Foundation ranked in the top ten exhibitions in the world
As the hajj begins once again, Saudi artist Ahmed Mater has revealed unprecedented changes to the holy city – from flashy new hotels to the loss of priceless neighbourhoods.
After visiting Standing Rock, Ahmed recognises that the protesters are a warning for the whole world.
Ahmed is interviewed and profiled for The Village Voice during his groundbreaking exhibition at Brooklyn Museum.
Ahmed Mater’s photographs of Mecca arrive at a crucial time, to capture the divergent and often contradictory aspects of a city in transformation.
Ahmed discusses his work as an artist and and cultural producer with The National, the UAE's leading English-language newspaper
Ahmed was interviewed by Elena Scarpa for My Art Guides at the time of his first solo exhibition at Galleria Continua
Hrag Vartanian interviews Ahmed Mater as he hoists the Evolution of Man flags at Standing Rock, finding parallels between the battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline and the impact of oil in his own country.
At Factum Arte, Ahmed discusses the process behind his electrifying new works
On the origins of Edge of Arabia and the struggle for contemporary art in Saudi Arabia