Exterior of Al Riwaq

Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq

Located next to the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar Museums Gallery – Al Riwaq is a temporary exhibition space that hosts an exciting roster of ambitious projects.

Now On View

A shiny, orange metal sculpture in the shape of a dog made out of balloons

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog (Orange), 1994–2000, Mirror-polished stainless steel with transparent colour coating, 307.3 x 363.2 x 114.3 cm, one of five unique versions, The Mugrabi Collection. © Jeff Koons. Courtesy Mnuchin Gallery, New York. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging.

Jeff Koons: Lost In America

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition provides a unique view into the exceptional career of one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists, whose work bridges Pop, Minimalism and the readymade. On view 21 November 2021 through 31 March 2022, this is Koons’ first exhibition in the Gulf region.

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Past Exhibitions

X-Ray Fashion (2019)
The seven scenes of the film consist of 360-degree live-action footage that imparts a stunning, photo-realistic atmosphere.

Here There (2015)
Exploring the environmental, cultural and social experiences of life in Qatar and Brazil through the eyes of each country’s most promising and talented young artists, the exhibition was part of the Qatar-Brazil 2014 Year of Culture. It included works from 42 Qatari and Brazilian artists.

Relics by Damien Hirst (2013)
Through a public debate and city-wide marketing, local audiences were invited to react to infamous pieces.

Ego, by Takashi Murakami (2012)
Blurs the lines between high and low art with work in commercial fields like fashion and merchandise. Cartoon-like explosions of colour speak to young and old, connoisseur and amateur alike.

Mal Lawal (2012)
Mal Lawal featured works by Qatari artists and objects from local collections, personally displayed by residents. It has since returned for two more iterations – most recently in 2021.

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