Running until 12 October
Workshop 3, Fire Station - Doha Qatar
East Wing announces the first solo show by Qatari visual artist, Sara Al-Obaidly
, on exhibition at Doha Fire Station, Qatar. Drawn from her three month residency at the prestigious International Studio and Curatorial Programme (ISCP) in New York, USA
. The exhibition is a reflection on the artist's journey across the island of Madagascar in 2016. A journey of almost 800 km by land, river and sea.
Al-Obaidly is a multifaceted working in photography, installation, sound design and cinematography. In "What Remains" she hopes to initiate dialogue with a serious message and a call to action, encouraging visitors to self-reflect, contemplate and re-evaluate our relationships with and connection to the natural environment in this modern world, and the footprint we will leave behind. working
Through her portraitures, Al-Obaidly records intimate moments of human emotion, exposing an unshielded and authentic reality. The artist’s work has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including: Qatar Contemporary: Art and Photography at Manege, St Petersburg (2018)
; Contemporary Art Qatar at Kraftwerk, Berlin (2017)
; National Portrait Gallery, London (2016 & 2014); Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha (2015); and Qatar Museums (QM) Gallery – Al Riwaq (2014).
She was in residence at the Fire Station in 2015, and more recently at the International Studio and Curatorial Programme in New York. Created under the patronage of QM Chairperson HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, the New York Residency programme, in partnership with ISCP, is an extension of QM’s Fire Station: Artist in Residence programme in Doha.
The programme at ISCP supports the creative advancement of contemporary artists and curators, and promotes cultural exchange.
During their residency, the participating Qatari artists are fully immersed in the New York art scene – they are invited to participate in a number of activities in and outside of ISCP, which include visiting critics, field trips, public talks and open studios.Sara Al-Obaidly is represented by East Wing Doha