ABDULWAHED AL-MAWLAWI EXHIBITION
ART 29, 25/MAY - 24/JUNE FROM 9AM - 10PM // 25/JUNE - 25/JULY FROM 9AM - 7PM
The exhibition showcases works by artist Abdulwahed Al-Mawlawi (b. 1950), featuring 40 paintings and drawings spanning from the late 1990’s to 2002. The artist mainly focused on recording and documenting local heritage and cultural traditions.
The artist strongly believed in showing the heritage of his region in public spaces and private sectors as a reminder of their recent past. Through documenting the recent changes, his works depict scenes from daily life. He believed that his works served the purpose of reminding people where they are from.
In 1976, Al-Mawlawi was among the first Qataris to pursue political studies. He obtained a degree in Political Science from Hope College and a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Western Michigan University, USA in 1981.
His early artistic influence was derived from European Renaissance paintings. However, the artist strongly believed in showing the heritage of his region in public and private spaces as a reminder of their recent past. Through documenting the recent changes, his works depict scenes from daily life. He believed that his works served the purpose of reminding people where they are from.
Undertaking active roles in building a collective heritage, the artist supported many artistic expressions as he chaired the local Gulf Theatre in Qatar in the early 2000’s. Along with his contribution to the arts, Al Mawlawi took on roles in strategic planning and management in several ministries, private and non-governmental organizations.
Nahed Al Emadi
Abdulrahman Mohammed Al Kubaisi
Wadha Tariq AL Aqeedi
Claire Dizarny Gargas
Noor K. Al Mawlawi
Ali K. Al Mawlawi
Hamad Al Amarri
If you are interested in joining the team, please send your details to: Nahedalemadi@gmail.com