Public art

Our public art pieces are immersive, informal and interactive.
Chandelier consisting of a collection of sports balls

Discover our list of public artworks below, or use the map to explore them by location. The list and map are continuously updated as new works are commissioned and installed.

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Please exercise caution when visiting our public artworks. Neither the owner/operator of the premises nor the owner of the artworks shall be liable for any loss, damage or injury caused to your person or property.

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  • No littering, vandalism, bonfires, scribbling and spraying on public artworks or sites.
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  • No motor vehicles allowed past designated car park points.
  • Our public artworks are under surveillance, offenders will be prosecuted and fined.
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List of Public Artworks

Abstract silver reflective sculpture of a Gulf woman

Toub Toub Ya Bahar by Salman Al-Malek

Installed along Doha’s waterfront corniche, this reflective sculpture is inspired by a traditional Qatari song about sailors.
Large welded aluminium abstract bright pink sculpture

Gekröse by Franz West

This sculptural installation is as whimsical as it is grotesque.
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Shelters by Marco Bruno & Michael Perrone

This public artwork aims to shift the perception of street cricket in Doha.
Installation made of a white crocheted net that shows octagonal structure with a sculpture of the earth placed in the center

Slug Turtle, TemplEarth by Ernesto Neto

This interactive, site-specific installation in the Zubarah Desert invites visitors to meditate and reflect on their relationships with their ecologies.
A set of large-sculptures placed outdoors

Here We Hear by Suki Seokyeong Kang

Here We Hear is an art installation that enables congregation and discourse.
large-scale re-creation of microscopic organisms in plexiglass

Zephyr by Monira Al Qadiri

Zephyr calls on us to pay attention to the health of our oceans.
three marble sculptures with a manifold shape

Maqam I, Maqam II, Maqam III by Simone Fattal

This site-specific installation in the Al Zubarah desert is inspired by the landscape and history of Qatar.
Dark brown large sculpture of arches placed on top of each other

Memory of the Arches by Saloua Raouda Choucair

This artwork is inspired by architectural forms prevalent in Morocco.
Neon light installation on outside the Mathaf museum building


This neon light art installation encourages people to think about what they mean when they ask for change.
Shilpa Gupta, I Live Under Your Sky Too

I Live Under Your Sky Too by Shilpa Gupta

This multi-lingual light installation at MIA Park reminds us that there is space for us all, despite our differences and divides.
Vertically stacked rocks in bright red, blue, green, yellow and black.

Doha Mountains by Ugo Rondinone

Doha Mountains is a sculptural installation inspired by the art of meditative rock balancing.
two large sculptures in blue and grey with ropes wrapped around

Milestones by Shua'a Ali

Milestones celebrates the transformation of Qatar’s economy.
sculptures shaped into seats, benches and arches

Clay Court by Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood’s immersive sculpture at Qatar National Theatre consists of benches, seats and arches.
Chandelier consisting of a collection of sports balls

Sports Ball Galaxy by Daniel Arsham

Daniel Arsham’s subversive chandelier consists of a collection of sports balls.
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Acacia-Tree Seed by Mohammed Al-Ateeq

Acacia-Tree Seed is an exploration of human nature.
Large-scale inflatable dugong installation

Dugong by Jeff Koons

This larger than life sculpture of a Dugong by Jeff Koons is a celebration of Qatar’s natural heritage.
Circular shelters and rings placed in a desert landscape

Shadows Travelling on the Sea of the Day by Olafur Eliasson

This site-specific installation plays with our perception of reality.
Children playing in an abstract inspired playground

The Doha Modern Playground by Shezad Dawood

The Doha Modern Playground is a site-responsive playground inspired by a group of four key modernist buildings.
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Dugong Family by Ahmed Al Bahrani

This large-scale beachside installation celebrates Qatar’s wildlife.
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Al Jassasiya 2022 by Salman Al-Malek

Al Jassasiya 2022 is inspired by the petroglyphs discovered at the Al Jassasiya Rock Art Site.
Large installation of two orchids

Two Orchids by Isa Genzken

These larger than life orchids at the Qatar National Theatre are a powerful celebration of life.
An installation of Katharina Fritsch's larger than life blue cockerel, Hahn, at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha.

Hahn by Katharina Fritsch

Made with polyester resin and stainless steel, this larger than life sculptural portrait of a domestic cockerel, is conceptualized to reflect human character in animals.
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The Ship by Faraj Daham

The Ship is a site-specific art installation inspired by the prominence of the Arabian Gulf in sea trade.
Martin Creed's neon lettering spelling out "Everything is Going to be Alright" installed outside the Al Majlis Hall in the Sheraton.

1361 by Martin Creed

1361, installed outside Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel, found new resonance in the context of the one-year anniversary of the blockade against Qatar.
Public art structure at the Corniche.

Us, Her, Him by Najla El Zein

Us, Her, Him, by Najla El Zein, is an abstract reflection on human interactions.
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Sections of the Berlin Wall

Spray-painted sections of the Berlin Wall, on view at the Qatar National Convention Centre and the Georgetown University in Qatar campus, convey messages of hope, freedom and change.
A woman walking past a large light blue pipe sculpture.

Turquoise City by Mark Handforth

Made from urban and industrial matter, this monumental sculpture forms an abstract yet organic spiral in Msheireb Downtown Doha.
Public Art display of traditional Qatar dress

Egal by Shouq Al Mana

Egal, by Shouq Al Mana, pays tribute to Qatar’s history and traditions.
Two gigantic stainless steel spoons stacked upon one another

Spooning by Subodh Gupta

Subodh Gupta’s eye-catching sculpture Spooning, on view at M7, represents balance and harmony.
A large-scale geometric sculpture positioned in the center

Tawazun by Shua’a Ali

Tawazun symbolizes Qatar’s progress, by exploring the relationship between past and present-day Doha.
Bench by Saloua Raouda Choucair against a city background

Bench by Saloua Raouda Choucair

This sculpture in MIA Park invites the public to engage directly with architectural forms.
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Wisdom of a Nation by Ali Hassan Al Jaber

Wisdom of a Nation blends masterful calligraphic style with an excerpt of a poem by Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani, the founder of Qatar.
Bouthayna Al Muftah, Kan Ya Makan

Kan Ya Ma Kaan by Bouthayna Al Muftah

Bouthayna Al Muftah's installation at the National Museum of Qatar takes inspiration from traditional Qatari jewelry.
Eduardo Chillida artwork at Qatar University

Art Installations at Qatar University

Works by Yousef Ahmad, Eduardo Chillida and Etel Adnan are among the public art installations on the Qatar University campus.
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On their Way by Roch Vandromme

Roch Vandromme’s sculpture celebrates the dynamic relationship between humans and camels.
A series of 14 sculptures depicting the human gestational cycle, from conception to birth, located outside Sidra Medicine

The Miraculous Journey by Damien Hirst

Damien Hirst’s The Miraculous Journey speaks of the beauty of the extraordinary human reproductive process, occuring every day at Sidra Medicine as well as all across the globe, every second.
A view of Smoke, a black metal geometric sculpture by Tony Smith set against a backdrop of tall buildings in Doha

Smoke by Tony Smith

Open and inviting, profound yet serene, the giant geometric components of Smoke by Tony Smith fills the surrounding space, towering over people below as they make their way.
A close-up of Perceval, the lifesize bronze sculpture of a shire horse created by Sarah Lucas

Perceval by Sarah Lucas

More than two metres wides and four metres long, cast in bronze and located in Aspire Park, Perceval by Sarah Lucas is a striking homage to British culture.
Cross-section view of the 250 feet, 8 sided steel plate of Richard Serra's sculpture '7' right outside MIA

7 by Richard Serra

In Islamic culture, the number seven has spiritual significance. Richard Serra pays homage to this in this sculpture – constructed from seven steel plates.
A close-up shot from under the sculpture showing the detailed bronze and stainless steel work around the Maman's body

Maman by Louise Bourgeois

Through marble, bronze and stainless steel, Bourgeois reveals the beauty in an initially intimidating object.
A long shot of a hallway in Lusail decorated with El Seed's mural art

Calligraffiti by eL Seed

Each of the 52 murals in eL Seed’s Calligraffiti is inspired by an aspect of life in Qatar.
White sculptures consisting of multiple unique “head-in-the-hole” panels

Liam Gillick: Folded Extracted Personified

Folded Extracted Personified is a large-scale interactive work installed throughout MIA Park consisting of multiple unique "head-in-the-hole" panels.
A close shot of two of the three sculptures showing heads wearing military gear, with one wearing a face cover and the other a gas mask

Gandhi’s Three Monkeys by Subodh Gupta

Located in the midst of Katara, Doha’s bustling cultural village, Gandhi’s Three Monkeys by Subodh Gupta captures attention.
A wide shot of Richard Serra's East-West-West-East at sunset

East-West/West-East by Richard Serra

International artist Richard Serra adds the astonishing East-West/West-East sculpture to the desert landscape, taking art to the people.
A large golden sculpture 'Cosmos' constructed of many concentric circular shapes suspended from the ceiling within an airport terminal

Hamad International Airport Public Art Installations

The art displayed at Hamad International Airport makes a big impression.
A bronze thumb sculpture in the middle of Souq Waqif, with a number of buildings and cafes in the background.

Pouce (Thumb)

The installation of César's Pouce in Souq Waqif continues the programme of installations by major artists at unexpected locations throughout Qatar.
Lifesize installation showcasing bronze sculpted hands playing handball

Lusail Handball Installations

The artworks at Lusail Gallery celebrate Qatar's commitment to successfully hosting sporting events and linking art with sport.
Bright gold-coloured sculpted falcon on the side of the road leading to Hamad International Airport

Falcon by Tom Claassen

Tom Claassen's abstract representation of Qatar’s national bird welcomes travelers to Hamad International Airport.
Large-scale shiny silver metallic sculpture depicting a 'niqab', a traditional face covering

Motherland by Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani

Hassan bin Mohammed Al Thani’s large-scale sculpture at the National Museum of Qatar is deeply rooted in Qatar’s history and traditions.
The flag of glory public art display at the National Museum of Qatar

Flag of Glory by Ahmed Al Bahrani

Ahmed Al Bahrani’s monumental sculpture honours and commemorates the people and leadership of Qatar.
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Gates to the Sea by Simone Fattal

Marking the entrance to the National Museum of Qatar, Simone Fattal’s Gates to the Sea suggests the link between past and present.
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Rose III by Isa Genzken

Isa Genzken's large-scale public sculpture animates the atrium of M7.
The public artwork "Allow Me" at Msheireb metro station

Allow Me by Guillaume Rouseré

Allow Me, by Guillaume Rouseré, captures the beauty of sound in visual form.
An installation by Qatari ARToonist Ghada Al Khater

A Blessing in Disguise by Ghada Al Khater

On view at Fire Station: Artist in Residence, A Blessing in Disguise by Ghada Al Khater is a symbol of resilience and solidarity.

Central Midkhan by Aisha Nasser Al Sowaidi

Qatari artist Aisha Nasser Al Sowaidi rethinks the forms of daily objects within a household.

ALFA by Jean-Michel Othoniel

Jean-Michel Othonial creates sculptures whose relationship to human scale ranges from intimacy to monumentality.

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Five abstract figures of women wearing the Qatari cultural clothes known as the Abaya and Batoola.


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A mural depicting a girl with a peculiar fish head, as she extends a welcoming hand up for a fish making its way to her hand.


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Large-scale shiny silver metallic sculpture depicting a 'niqab', a traditional face covering


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