Public art

Culture everywhere

Our public art brings culture to the streets of Doha on a huge scale with high impact and mass appeal. From striking sculpture and specially commissioned photography, our public art pieces are immersive, informal and often outdoors.

They are found in public spaces, like the Qatar National Convention Centre, Salwa Road tunnels and Aspire park. They interrupt people as they go about their daily lives and ask them to think again. Collectively, they have a powerful and ambient presence in the city.

Telling our story

Public art piques interest and gets people talking. The installations speak to people who could become cultural producers, creative practitioners and museum professionals in years to come.

They often attract international press attention, projecting a message about the diversity and spirit of our emerging cultural landscape. They help us form connections across continents. They are for everyone in Qatar, for now, and for future generations.

Through displaying various forms of art in public space, we aim to inspire local talent and establish an organic connection between art and the local community
H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa Al Thani, QM Chairperson

What We're Doing

7 by Richard Serra

This sculpture pays homage to the spiritual significance of the number seven in Islamic culture.

Maman by Louise Bourgeois

This piece stops residents and visitors alike in their tracks, allowing them to encounter art in an everyday setting.

Perceval by Sarah Lucas

A sculpture of a shire horse in Doha's Aspire Park makes for a striking juxtaposition between subject and place.

Have your say

Where would you like to see more public art?

On the waterfront
45%
In the desert
27%
In the city centre
27%

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