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Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960-2020

2 August 2020 - 16 January 2021

Curator: Lina Ramadan

Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit.

Focusing on Mathaf Collection as a starting point that expands on research and local collaborations, this exhibition looks at reference points of generations of artists, intellectuals and cultural activists who played a major role in activating the cultural scene in Doha for more than half a century.  Making connections between art histories and the museum collection, the show presents the work of key artists and figures through the display of paintings, archival materials, photography, video, and installation that survey the development of modern and contemporary art and cultural practices in Qatar. Lived Forward is part of the series titled Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection. The show will focus on artists including: Saleh Taher, Faiq Hassan, Gazbia Sirry, Adam Henein, Ibrahim Al Salahi, Khalifa Al Qattan, Jassim Zaini, Dia Azzawi, Abdulwahid Al Mawlawi, Hassan Al Mulla, Youssef Ahmad, Wafika Sultan Al Essa, Faraj Daham, Mohammed Ali Abdulah, Saif Al Kuwari, Ali Hassan, Salman Al Malik, Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani, Wafa Al Hamed, Aisha Al Misned, Sophia Al Maria, Bouthayna Al Muftah, Sara Al Obaidly.


Founded in 2010, is situated in Education City in Qatar Foundation (QF), in a renovated former school building.

Abd Al Wahed al-Mawlawi (b. 1950, Doha), The Bisht Maker, 1965. Oil on Canvas, 130 x 94 cm.  
Collection of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

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