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Deputy Director, Public Relations Officer At Synergy Group www. synergy-ksa.com/nosheen-mohammad When I paint I feel pure in my mind and empty everything I feel, because I move from the real world to my own world full of imagination, love and hope. Painting makes me feel comfortable and it increases my self-esteem. It makes me more positive, more receptive to the others, and it is a way through which I send messages to the world.

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Artmosphere will explore the celebration of Art throughout Art fairs, Festivals, Museums, Artists, Photography, Architecture and lifestyle. Issue 23 gathered a selection of features which exude buoyancy, charm and confidence. Art nowadays produces pieces as a reflection of our modern horizons with a wide range of current topics observing beneath the surface of things, not afraid of mixing ideas and emotions, opinions and reactions, transcending the borders of cultural divisions. The magazine features a special review of Qatar International Art Festival and its more then 200 participants from all over the world, including the cover Photography artist: Susana Anaya. The recurring themes and ideas present in the work of our exceptional talented artists contributors are a true reflection of our explosive times. Artmosphere is rich in events during the entire season showing the strength in the art fields, Design, Luxury, and culture. We hope our readers and followers will appreciate our perspective, where everything has been made with all our love and passion May the joy of art and creativity be with all of you.

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“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him… We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth.”

Dear friends QIAF 2019 is the 2nd edition for this art event in the region that connects the artist worldwide with live painting, Group Painting Exhibition, Qatar Cultural Tour, Panel Art Show, Award Ceremony Evening and many more. This year we have introduced 1 more feather to our festival with Artistic Fashion Show, which shows the 3 dimensions for Art in respect of Fashion wearables, Home furnishings and Art in its natural way. It is extremely important to bring global artist, art experts-connoisseur, art critic and art academician in the region together on the shared platform. You can fulfill many people hunger by giving them food but it’s a big and rewarding thing if you fulfill somebody’s dream. Everyone lives for a dream and if their dream is accomplished by help of someone, it’s a blessing of the Almighty to that human being. The Artistic passion is not defined by a degree in Art or commerce, its immortal seed inside of everyone and the moment you nourish these seeds with your passion, devotion, effort, time and methods, it is grown in such a way that creates its smell to its environment and inspiration to everyone. We share the importance of the arts, not only in society but also in building one’s self-esteem. We get first miracles from Nature itself in every form by nourishing an Art. My dream towards QIAF was very simple and Divine but the road was not so easy. I was ecstatic because I loved this theme to work on. As we say that when are on the right path, many obstacles come but those obstacles are really sign of showing that we are doing right and accomplish something very big. Big risk comes with Big Dreams and Big Achievements. With every rising of the sun, think of your life as just begun. A wish changes nothing. A decision changes everything. Wish you all a very happy & successful life. Rashmi Agarwal President- MAPS International WLL Head of the Event- QIAF

- John F. Kennedy -


Dear friends It is my pleasure to join you all at the launch of “Qatar International Art Festival 2019”. QIAF is a festival organized by MAPS International WLL which has always provided the highest level of local and international exhibitions, including the previous “Colors of Desert “with many series by presenting art in a variety to enrich the art scene in Qatar, with the participation of Qatari artists and residents too. The Qatar International Art Festival (QIAF) 2019, held in Katara Cultural Village, Doha Qatar, with hundreds of artists from around the world participate in this great artistic event as a platform for the arts annually and an arena for enriching artistic taste and exchange of cultures and art forms. An event like this cannot happen overnight. The wheels start rolling months ago. It required planning and a deep research for details. Artists are strength to any society in promoting cultural roots specially. Art is a form of truth. It’s a great honor to see Artists coming from different part of the world to create a magnificent artistic aura in the Country. Before concluding, let me express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to QAIF Team, all Participants, Dignitaries and everyone who raised this occasion with their presence here today. I wish everyone success in Doha, Qatar. Best Wishes, AbdulRahman AlDorani Chairman- MAPS International WLL


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Honorable Friends! I welcome you all!!! It’s an great honor to have you all in Doha for Qatar International Art Festival 2019. I am sure we have a sparkling festival with a dazzling array of Artistic Aura all over. Artists all around the world love joining together and sharing good time through the festivals and celebrations. Art Festivals are great way to experience local culture and exchange of knowledge. Through this Festival I am delighted to create a bonding of artistic relationship with peace and harmony with people around the world. In this Festival, Artists participation will be a boast to the event and add high moral values with the other participants. The Success of this festival is the success and growth of each artist participating with us. The QIAF project is well prepared for Artists all over the world in respect of giving them a huge platform under one roof. It will open a door of many opportunities in several ways. We are very thankful to MAPS, QIAF, Katara Cultural Village, all honorable officers, Participants from all over the World, and everyone providing this amazing and incredible opportunities and support to create an Artistic World. I wish everyone a grand Success!!! Fouad Al Emadi Board of Director- MAPS International WLL


Goal of the Qatar International Art Festival 2019 MAPS is a Qatari Company and a gallery for artists, Painters, Practitioners and Educators in Qatar and Globally. We wish to build and unleash the creative power of the community by democratizing artistic, cultural production and distribution within our scope of responsi-

bility and capabilities. MAPS have organized and participated in a number of successful events in the year 2019. Few of them namely Sand Art Competition, Bharat Vastram Fashion event under the Cultural year of India Qatar where the

live models from 29 States of India walked down the ramp, Qatar Cultural & Literature Festival, Colours of Desert – 6th Series, Asian Cooperation Dialogue 2019 and many more. QIAF is mega international festival organized by MAPS International WLL.

Goals MAPS international WLL A Platform where Gallery & Artists grow together. MAPS is a Qatari Company and a gallery for artists, Painters, Practitioners and Educators in Qatar and Globally. We wish to build and unleash the creative power of the community by democratizing artistic, cultural production and distribution within our scope of responsibility and capabilities. MAPS have organized and participated in a number of successful events in the year 2019. Few of them namely Sand Art Competition, Bharat Vastram Fashion event under the Cultural year of India Qatar where the live models from 29 States of India walked down the ramp, Qatar Cultural & Literature Festival, Colours of Desert – 6th Series, Asian Cooperation Dialogue 2019 and many more. QIAF is mega international festival organized by MAPS International WLL.

In July 2019, MAPS organized its 6th series of “Colours of Desert” exhibition where more than 55 participants exhibition their master pieces of painting. The event of the grand success.

To promote Artists and all types of Art in the form of fine art and recognized education; To keep society healthy, expressive and connected; Encourage creativity in individuals of all ages; Expand the community’s access to a broad array of art experiences; Serve as a hub of art activities where people can connect with one another; Promote the National and International local artists; To promote Member’s Art Galleries. MAPS believe that communities are stronger when members come together. MAPS provides a platform for ALL, be it a Professional Artist, an Amateur or a Beginner with an interest, love and passion for Art. “Exhibitions and Galleries are important stepping stones for aspiring artists, and MAPS will always give our Members and everyone a chance to shine before they step into the ‘real world’ as practicing artists”.


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KATARA The Cultural Village Foundation Katara aims to create environment that helps nurture and promote arts through various cultural initiatives as well as intellectual and art programs and events that all contribute to the promotion of arts and enrichment of creativity. Katara further aims to activate and support the cultural works and bring it to the international level while preserving the Arab and Islamic identity in a Qatari style that builds upon its cultural and architectural legacy, which meets the needs of today. Through the establishment of this cultural icon, Qatar wanted to position itself as a cultural beacon and a crossroad for all cultures around the world.


The meaning of “Katara” name Since the year 150 AD, “Catara” was the first and most ancient name designated for Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps. The name first appeared on the map drawn by the geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus in 150 AD, published in 882 AD -1477 AD and later in the Historical Atlas of Islam, in which the peoples of the Arabian Peninsula in the middle of the second century AD were identified. It also stipulated the geographical location of Qatar Peninsula under the name of Catara, North West of Gerra, and to the west of the town of Cadara. The name “Katara” appeared in the geographical and historical maps in early eighteenth century AD. In a French map of the Arabian Peninsula coast line, sea and gulf, the name was written “Katara” instead of “Catara,” which was the designation used by geographers since the map of Ptolemaeus was drawn in 150 AD until 1738 AD.

Vision of Katara Our vision is to be a world leader for multi-cultural activities. Contributing to the achievement of Qatar National Vision 2030, we dedicate every effort to nurturing social development through art and cultural exchange. We are aspiring to build a community of creative and innovative individuals, who are aware of their surroundings and are knowledgeable about global cultures.

Katara Amphitheater: It is the gem of the Cultural Village and the best of its facilities, the Katara Amphitheater is a crafted balance between the classical Greek theater concept and the everlasting Islamic features. It is one of the biggest Amphitheater in the Middle East and one of the few theaters in the world that overlook the sea. It is architecturally distinguished for the arrange-

ment of sound and for allowing the audience to hear the voice of the performers without the need of any microphones. The seating capacity of the theater is 5,000 persons and was officially opened on 11 December 2011 under the slogan “Qatar Call for Peace.”

Theater drama: Drama Theater mixes between the modern spirit and the traditional architecture of Qatar. The seating capacity is 430 people.

The Opera House: The Opera House in Katara is the only facility of its kind in Qatar and home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. The Katara Opera House has rapidly transformed into a preferred hub for some of the world’s leading artists and musicians. Its uniquely sophisticated architectural model blends modern architecture and traditional Islamic design. It comprises a seating capacity of 550 guests. The Opera House has areas to host guests in the royal terrace, and a hall for executive and VIP individuals.


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Abbas Rahimi Iran

Aania S Khan Paksitan Aania S. Khan is an artist and curator from Pakistan. She completed her masters in urdu literature and english advance. Psychology has been her all time favorite subject which lead her towards surrealism paintings.

He is an Experienced Iran Artist with Master in Arts and Graphic Designer. He is an inventor of “NegaarinehKhat” style in 1987. Have designed the logo for Perspoli Club in 1991 and Centre for Interreligious Dialouge in 2011. Abbas have participated in several Solo exhibitions in “NegaarinehKhat” and various group exhibitions in Iran and aboard. He is a master in sports, instructor of country’s coach and referee at national level since 1981. Head coach of National Kata Team, Paas Team and winning championships of country’s super league, International vahdat cup and Karate style competitions.

Abdulrahman Al Dorani Qatar Abdulrahman Aldorani is a fine artist from Qatar. His work in general moves along two trajectories, realism and expressionism, documenting the heritage of his country in one, while incorporating modern innovations and flourishes in another. He is entirely self-taught artist and lives to be creative. He is inspired by things he sees around him - a line, a shadow, a texture, a colour. Form and shape and how colour masses interact - it’s all part of what gets him going in a creative pursuit.

Abdurakhmon Rakhimovich Khodjaev Uzbekistan Heriditary silk and Gold embroidery artist from a famous Bukhara dynasty. Abdurakhmon works with a big team of embroiderers and other artists and his main project now is creation of «Village of artists» in Bukhara. He is trying himself in designing contemporary clothing with traditional elements and implementing traditional techniques.


Aldi Barbara STASSEN

Alshaikh Idris Eldaw

Arnab Das

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Sudan

India

Aldi Stassen lives in Qatar as a painter of the beautiful spots of Doha. Realism and impressionism are both expressed into her paintings.

Born in 1956 in Khartoum Sudan, Alshaikh Aldaw is an independent Artist. He owns his B. A. from Sudan College of Fine & Applied Art. Works as an Illustrator for 20 years, after retirement he was a full-time painter. Alshaikh Aldaw has participated 16 Solo exhibitions, and more than 90 Group shows in Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and aboard. Receives many awards, our artist artworks are collected word wide, his artworks are large size Acrylics on canvas. Artist statement “My artworks are usually a composition of crowded figurative such as dancing, parties, or downtown’s streets searching for movement, also I Like working on landscapes. Women are my lovely items, using an Impressionist style. Moreover I paint abstract and Islamic abstract using Islamic decorative as well Symbols.”

Since the middle years of schooling, Arnab was in search of a medium to express him and expose to an exiting life. He gets happiness in the wonderland created by his paint and brush. Since last four years he has been painting human portraits and different creation of nature that gives him immense pleasure. Finally, he decided to pursue his passion towards painting and decided his career as an artist. With high expectations to become an artist, he has joined Art College after school studies. He have acquired skill in realistic, abstract and portrait painting through medium like colour pencil, soft pastel, charcoal, acrylic and water colour. He has participated in a large number of exhibitions that made him acquainted with many personalities of art world. He is constantly trying to secure his future in this world through these grand opportunities.

Ameera Moinuddin USA A Pakistani American young artist at Doha College who has Art as one of her subjects for IGCSE. She prefers to work with dry materials and water colour. The displayed piece is her first venture into oils. This painting is loosely based off of a photograph although she has added some personal touches i.e the girl at the bottom right corner of the painting in an FC Barcelona jersey is a self-portrait. This particular painting was based on a theme of self-portrait, but she have taken liberties and experimented with unconventional concepts of self-portrait.


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Ameena Punnilath Anwar India

Aruna Dhade India

She is self-taught young artist who is very passionate towards art since her tender age. She loves expressing her art by sketching designs. She is inspired from the fashion Houses like vogue, channel, couture among others. Her passion for the fashion industry started since she was 11 years of age and is inspired to become a fashion designer. With fashion designing as her dream, she paints with acrylics and oil paint as a hobby and passion. Most of her painting depict the nature and is abstract. She wish to learn more about the fashion industry and the artistic world out there as she is still young and inspiring. She believes to become an artist where there are no age limits to accomplish thing and to be a part of the creative industry.

A MBA, Ph.D, Faculty of finance, residence of Qatar for last 13 years. For her, art of painting is a passion, and mostly paints with watercolor but she does enjoy exploring all other mediums of colors. Recently her watercolor painting ‘Golden Afternoon’ has been selected by International Watercolor Society for “1st OlympiArt Watercolor Paintings Exhibition” going to be held in Delhi in Dec 2019 representing Qatar. She has displayed her watercolor paintings in an art exhibition ranging from landscaping to architectural formats to variety of flowers. In addition to academic and paintings, her articles and poems based on social and cultural aspects regularly published in Lifestyle magazines and newspapers in Qatar and in India.

Asnake Melesse Mezge Ethiopia Asnake is born in 1977 at Ethiopia. After his graduation from Addis Ababa University of fine art and design school he is now a full time Studio artist in KRAR art Studio since 2003. In 2002 he received the certificate in Basic sculpture workshop from Austria Embassy. Being an experience and professional artist he have participated in several Solo and Group exhibitions in Ethiopia and abroad. He is the award winner of art computational presented by Embassy of USA in Addis Ababa in the year 2011. His art is also displayed at the Addis Ababa museum.

Aysha Qamar Paksitan Title: Flower Power The painting is an inspiration from the Philadelphia Flower Show. Medium: Acrylic Size: 12 X 16” She works on abstract and floral art and am passionate about bright colours.


Aysha Uslu-Marschalkowski Germany Since studying architecture in the city of Dortmund in North Rhine Westphalia, her focus has been on geometric patterns, which have found a special expression and perfection in Islamic art as a form of ornamentation. After starting her career as independent designer she soon realized that she could see geometric patterns in the third dimension and was able to give them new faces through different heights, orientation and recently by applying different techniques of coloring. By using paper as the material to work with and a special technique, she instill an innovative, artistic demand into her pictorial art works with the intention to translate visual impressions into the third dimension. She combines the colorful Islamic patterns with minimalism and render them as a mosaic.

Behnaz Larsen

Bindu Alex George

United States of America

India

The work of Behnaz Larsen can be described as allegories. Behnaz speaks of a migrant, a mother, a daughter and all the other familiar beings. An Iranian-American, Behnaz has lived in Germany, US, Denmark, Kazakhstan and Qatar. With a cosmopolitan standpoint, her stories are relatable but non-dramatic. She uses oil on canvas and fuses 15th to 17th century Old Masters techniques and taints them with modern twists and simplicity. She is a post-graduate from University of Copenhagen.

Bindu is a self-taught artist. She started painting in 2010. Since then she has been experimenting with various forms of visual art. “To me painting is a lovely journey that I undertake. I am not afraid to be carried away by the flow of emotions. When I am in this space I forget the world, the sorrows, the pains. It is the dance that I dance with the music playing only in my head. I am inspired by nature and culture around me. Being from India, lot of vibrant colours and patterns find their way into my paintings.”

Berislava Grace Nemes Loncic New Zealand Master of Colour and Light . She is a humanitarian and artist since her early age of life, blending the entire world together with creativity, joy, peace and love. Humanity, learning, growing, expending constantly and wonderful healing happen. Art therapy work like miracle. Colour is her love. Dance is her love. Nature beauty and inspirational music takes her to the journey unknown. Everything become love and creates joy in our heart. Teaching Creativity guide in internal transformation to create blissfulness in our heart and inspire others to explore. Together we multiply energy and share the Love infinity. This is just the beginning of creation in love and gratitude. The artist contribution can bring us closer to make Peace possible in the world.


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Birtukan Dejene Ayele Ethiopia Birtukan Dejene is an award winning professional visual artist, art educator based in Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA. She graduated from Addis Ababa university school of fine art and design. ‘Art is the soul of life that cleanses human beings!’ she believe human beings have kept on evolving all these years because they can imagine align their vision implement creativity to reality while working as a team. She is very passionate about the power of education and art. Birtukan has exhibited her art works in national museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa museum, US embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia Alliance ethio Frances, and in many more cultural institutes nationally and internationally. She now participates in Ethiopian visual art association initiative to empower the creative community to speak to one collective and powerful voice advancing positive dynamic vision of art of Ethiopia in the future.

Dana Ahmed Al Muhannadi Qatar

Carina Hester Monk South Africa 57yr old South African artist had Art as a subject at her school and it was one of her minors when she studied to become a teacher. She have been in the teaching profession since 1984 and still love it. Children play a big role in her choice of topics for paintings. She have been teaching at an international school in Qatar since 2014. She is very passionate towards art and painting.

Cristina Barr Argentina Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1962), Cristina Barr lives and works in Paris, France. She studied Painting and Sculpture in Paris (Musée des Arts Décoratifs), and London (Central St Martin’s). Her art depicts mostly women of all ages, filled with memories and emotions, in a contemporary figurative, sometimes expressionist style. She currently exhibits her work in Paris and Buenos Aires.

Graphic communication designer ,photographer and artist Dana Ahmed. Being graduated with a bachelor degree of graphic communication design from UK. Art is her hobby as since she was 3 years old . She tried several forms of Art with various materials and techniques. But she loves painting with oil on canvas. Most of her work is about Qatar’s culture and heritage as she paint it in modern way. She have involved with several event and exhibition at national and International Levels. She enjoy what she is doing.


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Dhiana Hijaz

Dr. Shahed Pasha

Elham Kalashak

Qatar

India

India

Iran

A Qatari Artist with her Bachelor of Business and Marketing from University of Qatar in 2012. During her career as a artist she have participated in several workshops at places including Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco and others. She has been exhibiting and participating at most of the renowned exhibitions in Qatar. Dana have enriched her experience from International participation including Oman Society for Fine Arts 2014, Istanbul Darefane Amire Museum, Turkey 2015, The Brick Lane Gallery London 2016, Kuwait national Day 2018.

An Environmental artist and Interior Designer by profession. Inspired by her uncle Riyas Komu, a well known artist in India. She believes, art can be created from any discarded materials or products we use in our day to day life. Dhiana has won so many awards during her school and college days for innovative art works using waste materials. Dhiana has been recognized in Qatar by well-known organizations for her contribution to Greener Environment and sustainability initiative.

Dr. Shahed Pasha is one of the best known upcoming artists in India. A gold medalist in Master of Drawing and Painting having completed his Ph.d , Degree in Visual Art. His work of art has been showcased at various national and international exhibitions in India and abroad. He has been featured in more than 07 solo shows, 34 group shows and participated in more than 32 national as well as international art camps across the country. Recipient of more than 44 awards such as the Karnataka Lalit kala academy Award, All India Art Exhibitions, International Art Competitions & 2 fellowships State lalit kala academy & Maulana Azad National fellowship. Dr. Pasha is presently working as an Guest Lecturer at Dept. of Visual Art.

Master of Arts and faculty of Art & Architecture at Azad University, Tehran, Iran. Have done her Thesis on “Considerations of the ascent theme in narrations of Kay Khosrow ancient mythical Persia’s greatest king with approach of related paintings under supervision of Dr. Bahman Namvar Motlagh”. Being an experienced artist have participated in several Solo and group exhibitions at all over Iran.

Artwork details All artworks done using recyclable materials, oil paint, fabric paint and water color.


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Eva Horup Lithuania

Eva Ali Hachem Lebanon

Elsy Georges Tabet Lebanon She graduated in 2003 from the Fine arts Department-Faculty of Fine arts and Architecture II-Lebanon University where she also obtained a Masters Degree in 2007. A talented artist who has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions over the years mostly in Lebanon and Qatar.

Eva Hachem is lebanese National born with passion for art work. She went to the university to study psychology and took several art classes while pursuing her studies. She has participated in several art workshops and Exhibitions in Lebanon and several other countries. She specialises in Abstract paintings using oil and acrylic medium. She has worked for many years in faux effect paintings and murals. She have worked as art teacher for several years.

rom the cold Scandinavian waters to Arabian sand footprints relocating every few years, giving rise to a collection of abstract artworks to a Lithuanian-born artist, Eva Horup. Eva first joined artist exhibition in Oman, Bait Al Zubair Museum in 2011, following an interactive solo exhibition in Copenhagen “Fields” in 2013, and then in Zambia a collaboration with textile artist. Recently based in Qatar and fully focusing on the art, Eva is working on the collection called ‘Nacre’ inspired by the shells inner pearl-like finish using layers of resin with metal and mica powders.

Evgeniya Goncharova Russia Born and raised in Russia , studied choreography in university of culture and perform as a dancer in theater in Russia, then worked as a dance teacher. In parallel with dance career she finished Art school fine art department . Evgeniya participated in local exhibitions focusing on water color /oil painting and mixed media. She participated in several art fair in Qatar and other places.


Eyayu Genet Shitu

Farhad Rafieikarkavandi

Fouad Asad Al Emadi

Fouz Saif Taheri

Ethiopia

Iran

Kuwait

Qatar

Ethiopian artist works predominantly in the medium of painting but includes Collage and monumental installations. Eyayu completed an MFA with distinction at ASFAD, Addis Ababa University. He has been Exhibited his works in USA, Sweden, Swetherland, Equador and Uganda. In Ethiopia he has Exhibited his works at major art platforms Including National museum , Alliance Ethio-Francise, Goethe Institute and Gura­mayne art Center . He is represented in the collection of Ethiopian national museum. In his recent themes, he focused on an indigenous African art and aesthetics. He brings an aesthetical (art) practices and objects of his birth place into a contemporary art spaces. He has been awarded Tana social media award for his contribution in promoting love peace . He is Engaged with a lot of humanitarian and social projects and working to make Bahir Dar city alternative art corner in the country.

Self-taught and experimental artist, started painting and drawing as a childhood and gain experience in various fields of art like watercolour, portrait, figurative, landscape and Persian paint. He use different techniques such as watercolour, oil and acrylic paint in his work. Most of his interest in Persian painting ( Persian miniature) is based on the individual imagination, culture, mysticism and traditions of the Iranian land. Having 22 years of painting experience have participated in more than 20 individual and group exhibitions including National Biennial of persian painting since 2011.

A Fine Artist from Kuwait living in the state of Qatar. As a self-taught painter, he is a deep thinker, an observer, and very meticulous in expressing the emotions through his Art. The prominently uses his strokes and likes the use vibrant colours in his paintings. Each of his painting portrays numerous feelings, emotions and a strong message from the bottom of his inner heart. He likes being close to nature and gets mesmerised by its beauty. He wishes to create a timeless creation of his master art and preserve them for the generation to admire them.

Fouz Saif did her graduation from Qatar University in Bachelors of Arts with specialty in history. She started her journey in sketching since she was young, and began to use pencil in her sketches, after that she improved her drawing and started to use pencil and charcoal than palette oil colours. Nowadays she paints many technique oil, acrylic, charcoal, coffee, water color and pastel. She is enthusiastic learner and continues to develop her art work.


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Glazcel Ferrer Palisoc Philippines

Ghada Mubarak Almaadeed Qatar She is a Qatari artist utilizing a variety of medium and techniques in the artwork. Her passion as an artist in the beginning was around flowers and then turned into nature and horses. Finally, on the space of galaxies and stars that adornment of the sky. Her work is inspired by many of the artist experiences through joining workshops the portrait, oil color, fashion design & jewellery design in addition to visiting Local and international galleries. She have gained her expertise by participating in number of national International exhibitions.

A licensed architect, EARIST State College Philippines graduate where she received her degree in BS Architecture is currently working as Technical Architect in Decorelle Architecture and Interior Design. Qatar. In her 9 years of living in Qatar, glaze has affiliated herself with AFA, a Filipino group of Artist base in Doha. At the young age of 3 years, Glaze has shown interest in arts and started to grasp a pencil and draw, her passion developed through joining contests in school like slogan and poster making where portraits of woman and water color became her favorite medium. Glaze has vowed to never stop learning and creating artworks because this is something she always loved to do.

Haifa Abbas Alkhuzai Qatar A Qatari Artist with Bachelors in fine art from Qatari university in 1989. Former art Teacher in ministry of education for 20 years. Has got several rewards and certification at local and international levels. Have participated in several Local and International Exhibitions including Qatar, Iran, Expo Milano (Italy), Japan, France among others.

Hamda Nasser Al Thani Qatar An emerging Qatari Artist with true passion towards art and designing. Studied Law as her academic. She has knowledge on several designing tools. She is passionate towards Art and paintings.


Hasan Saleh Riahi

Hessa Abdulla Kalla

Huda Ahmed Basahal

Iran

Qatar

Qatar

A Supreme Master of the Iranian Calligraphy Society is a professional Iranian Artist. Being the Director of Cinema from Cinematic High School” beh Andish”, Tehran and Independent documentary and photographer. Having organised several solo and group exhibitions worldwide. A participants in number of global art festivals. Honored in the Calligraphy Festival in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari Province. A few of the portfolios include Calligraphy your poems “The Voice of Mourning,” published in Germany, Calligraphy Book Jami’s Robots (In the Handwriting) , “ The Book of Love” , The Works of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari Calligraphers, The book “The Alphabet of Mania” The collection of works by Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari calligraphers.

A skilled professional Qatari Artist well known in the community and wide experience of exhibiting her art works at number of national and international forums. She received an honorary doctorate by the Ministry of Information and Culture of Lebanon 2019. Some of her solo and group exhibition participation includes Venice International Biennale 2017, Sevilla International Symposium 2018 Spain, Mantova International Biennale 2017 Italy, Dhaka Asian Biennale 2014 and at places like Oman, Kuwait, Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, London, Jordon, Qatar, France and many more. Hessa is well recognized artist from Qatar and her art pieces are exhibited in most of the renowned galleries in the region

She is a Qatari Artist having educated and done majors in Art Education. Each of her art work represents the simplicity in realism.

Hussam Mohammed Sakka Tunisia Houssem Sakka is a professional Tunisian barber since 2002. Since his childhood he has practiced art work and painting which to a good extent he also uses in his professional career. He inspires his art works from his job and my daily routine. As a designer and professional barber mean that he has to be an artist. For him hair cutting is an art and loves doing the same. He uses his creativity on the canvas as well as for his day to day job.


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Igor Vujovic Montenegro

Hussein Nahaba Al Husseini Iraq ussein is translator from Spanish & English language, Writer and poet. He is President of Ebjed Cultural Foundation and Head of the Board of Directors of Al Adeeb Cultural Newspaper. Member of Association of Iraq Translators, union of Iraqi and the Republics of Yugoslavia authors and writers. Author of seven poetry books, two theatre drama and four documenting historiography books. He have translated several books in Spanish, Arabic and English languages. Awarded the first place in the Festival of Mesopotamia in Belgrade in 2017, poetry competition (from Arabic to Spanish) of the Iraqi Translators Association in 2018, poetry competition (from Spanish to Arabic) of the Iraqi Translators Association in 2018, Forth Roma Festival (The Voice of Poet 2019) in 2019. Director of the production of the short film “Do not tell Angelina Jolie’’ winner of the “Jury Awa ‘’ for the Days of Damascus Film Festival 2018 and the best editing award at the Sakia Festival in Egypt 2018 and the Creativity Award (Ministry of Culture Tourism and Antiquities) for the best short feature film of 2018.

Igor Vujovic was born Croatia and subsequently moved to Montenegro, where he still resides. He started to paint when he was 18 and continued his art work till today, experiencing new techniques and developing his talent. Although a University Law Professor with PhD from Belgrade Law University, his true passion remained painting. Going through different phases over the years, abstract painting became the direction where he found the true expression of his ideas and inspiration. He participated on several art fairs and art colonies, domestic and international. As a founder of prominent Gallery Modigliani and recently Art Pavilion Gallery, he continues a 60-year family tradition of art collecting and expanding a collection that is consisted of thousands of paintings from various artists. It is only fair to say that an art of painting is a way of living for him which allows him to constantly grow and improve his work.

Jacinta Shah Singapore

Ishrath Humairah India A self-taught artist who primarily paints abstracts. Deep textured landscapes, rocks, trees and nature are her signature elements. Having explored different painting media, Ishrath is partial towards oil paints. Most of her mysterious landscapes have deep texture in oil media. She is continually experimenting with colors, textures and media as can be seen in her progression of paintings. While she continues to explore and experiment with her deep textured techniques and writing about them, her works have been bought by art lovers across India and abroad. “My paintings are a bit of my soul. And a bit of you. While I create them – you make them complete. While I paint, you see and understand them in the ways more than I do. That is why we are here. “

Self taught artist, from Singapore living in Qatar for over 10 years, started creating art from a young age. Skills mastered over the years of hard work. Her area of expertise is in fluid art, portraits, ink and resin. Currently she is a freelance artist – can commission art pieces to cater for individual needs. She was awarded with her best Artwork at Katara Art Studios Award (Winter Exhibition) - Art for All for Art in 2014. She was also the CCA Merit Awards (co-curricular activities) Temasek Polytechnic in 2009.


Jeff Mugagga Wamala Uganda

Jayne Louise Shearer New Zealandz In 2006 she completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design. While at Art School she was drawn to Pop Art and Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Paintings and Screen prints. The Luscious lips and his use of vibrant vivacious colour led her to look at the place of beauty and glamour in today’s consumer society and its effect on identity - She was painting and drawing multiple lips with pencil and paint in an attempt to signify the beautiful surfaces of the things we love to buy, to own and to consume. It then evolved into using my own lips to kiss the canvas and paper using lipstick thus short-circuiting the need to paint and draw multiple lips. I use my own lips as a ‘printer’. The act of kissing the surface of the canvas represents the love for the ‘beautiful things’ with which we surround ourselves. She started out using just one lipstick colour and composing monochromatic pictures but eventually got her hands on as many colours as she could.

Originating from the “Pearl of Motherland Africa – Uganda”, Wamala is an artist with the passion for tradition. Coming from the tropics, he grew up enjoying bananas as his culture’s staple food but little did he know that besides enjoying the banana fruit, its fiber on the plant can also be useful in various ways, art being one of them, thanks to the numerous mosaic art classes attended in art school back in the day along with the guidance and inspiration of his elder brother Lubega. A mosaic is a piece of art or image made from the assembling of small pieces of various materials including glass, stone etc., for Wamala’s case, banana fiber which to many is a waste product. Being the passionate African, Wamala decided to specialize in mosaic art using banana fiber as his primary raw material as he compliments it with other traditional materials like the bark cloth.Bark cloth is a soft and supple fabric material scrapped from the outer bark of fig trees locally called “mutuba tree” (ficus natalensis) A combination of these two materials or one of them makes exquisite art pieces as Jeff may so wish basing on the different patterns he chooses to follow and why.

Jurabek

Yuldashevich Sidikov Uzbekistan Sidikov Jurabek – comes from a family of artists. Jurabek is a copper chasing and embossing artist. Jurabek works in his private workshop in the historical part of Bukhara.

Karen Alicia Trinidad and Tobago A self-taught artist from the tropical island of Trinidad & Tobago in the Caribbean. Influenced by the rich diversity and depth in her own culture and environment, she uses strokes of colour, similar tones to capture culture. She is passionate about ‘preserving the way of life’ and takes time in recreating a single moment through colours that mingle and leap across the canvas in harmony. The life of her pieces is life itself as she loves to paint people with their various expressions. She is also fond of history and strives to depict her subjects in their truest cultural context, paying attention to detail. Karen holds a Masters (MSc) in Production, an LLM and an MBA. She is a member of the MAPS Qatar and of the Qatar Fine Art (QFA) Association.


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Khansa Ummay India “The human element plays a very important part of my paintings” says Khansa, an emerging artist from India. She focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict emotions of life through a combination of colour, texture and symbolism. Graduated in Arts, Khansa believes in magic and wants to spread the same through her art. After participating in the few exhibitions she wants to explore the art world and wants to try new and different types of art forms herself ! In her paintings, she loves portraying human elements. Working on oils and canvas, she uses rich tones that oils provide to give her paintings a strong physical presence with emotions. That presence is enhanced by her skill at rendering lifelike figures. The resulting works transform standard notions of realism into a uniquely expressive form. “I want to reach beyond the borders language, religions or traditions” she says, and her paintings realize that goal.

KIDIST BRHANE GEBREGIORGIS Ethiopia The Ethiopian artist after completing her education, she attended and graduated in painting from Ale school of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University, in 2004. Since then, she has been working as a studio artist. She have participated in more than 14 exhibitions, both solo and in groups. She has displayed her paintings, with two other women artists, in Geneva, Switzerland in May 2012.The exhibition was organized by WIPO and Ethiopian government. Her paintings are found in the hands of many individuals, diplomats and collectors in many countries like USA, Holland, Dubai, Germany, France and Italy. Her paintings mainly focus on the daily life of Ethiopian women and culture of the nations and nationalities of southern Ethiopia, such as the Hammer and Mursi people. Her paintings are mostly realistic, semi abstract and decorative. She uses paint oil on canvas and acrylic. She is a founding member and member of the executive body of Ethiopian Visual Artists Association; a member of the Association of Ethiopian Women Artists and a member of Association of women in Business, AWiB in Ethiopia.

Kotteeswari Magesh CM India Self-taught and a passionate artist who is a Master Graduate in Computer Applications and a Master graduate in Maths & Computer Applications and the Head of Art & Creative Designs in a British School by profession. She is specialized in a traditional painting called “Tanjore Painting” from south India which is one of the most ancient painting techniques in the world done using 24 carat gold & precious stones with pure natural material mixes. She is a holder of the Indian Central Government registered ID for “Tanjore Painting”. She chooses realistic themes for her art and designs which is done in a mediums like poster colors, acrylics, oil colors, charcoal, pencil, murals and a wide range of mixed media.

Lalique Foulon France She started to discover her passion and enthusiasm towards ART (Painting ,Drawing ,Craft ) as she was 3 years old. What she sees or hear, she try to bring it to life and reality of her own imagination by drawing it or creating it. She started to attend to An ASSOCIATION OF CREATIVE ARTS IN SWITZERLAND (Gland ) as she was 4 yrs old. At this young age, lalique have participated in various Art Exhibitions worldwide and holds a number of certificates, awards and honors.


Latifa Draou

Lolwa Nasser Al Thani

Algeria

Qatar

After University studies in Electronics at University of Science and Technology of Oran (Algeria), Latifa DRAOU pursued Painting, Islamic miniature and illumination at the fine Arts association of Algiers Algeria. Having moved to Qatar in 2010, she attended Arab Calligraphy courses at the Youth Creativity Center and Museum of Islamic Art (Qatar), and watercolor, landscapes and oil painting at the high school of Art & Design, mixed technics and portraying (Grenoble France). Actually finalizing interior design diploma at “lignes et formations� (France). She has till date participated in several Exhibitions in Algeria and Qatar.

Qatari Artist has been drawing since her childhood. She enjoys using mixed media and her favourite medium is oil painting. She is essentially self-taught with a few lessons from instructors. She enjoys painting various subject matter mainly still life and is open to try anything new. She has participated in several art contests. She is a member in Qatar fine art association since 2017 and is planning to have her own art gallery in the future. She wants to be able to send a message through her art to the other people, culture and countries around the world. She will continue in the art path. The artist also have interest of designing in particular interior design.

Mary Grace Pobeda Manalo Philippines

Manal Al Qubaisi

Born and raised in Philippines, Mary started her love towards the art since her early age of 7 when she won her first award for drawing cartoons. Acrylic paint is her favorite painting medium. She also uses different types of art media like oil paint, colored pencils, pastels, glow in the dark paints and pencils. She feels blessed with the talent that was given to her and have fallen in love with arts which merely started as a hobby.

An experienced Qatari Fine Artist with experiments in different artistic methods including portrait and landscape, used different tools such as charcoal painting, pencil drawing, oil painting, acrylic, and digital art. Trained and developed her artistic skills at the hands of senior artists such as Iraqi artist Ismail Azzam, Iraqi artist Muzahim al-Nasseri, and Qatari artist Fahad al-Maadeed. Have participated in number of National and International Art Exhibitions.

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Maryam Salman Iran A Visual arts teacher, painter and sculptor. Studied Architecture from University of Applied Science and Technology, Karaj. Teaching visual arts at Karaj Artist Association and is Founder and Director of Maryam Art Gallery. Members of Board of Directors of Artists and Craftsman of Pars Association (2005 – 2019), The House of Artists assosiation (2016 – 2019). History of 23 individual exhibitions and more than 30 group exhibitions in Iran , Germany ,Turkey, Armenia , Spain , Italy , Qatar. Few of her achievements includes The Best Artist/ Annual women art exhibition/ (Düsseldorf/ Germany (12/1990 ), Winner Creativity and Innovation Prize/ Women Capability (Exhibition/Karaj/ Iran (01/2006), Receiving citations as the Best Propagator of Artistic Culture in 2006, 2007, 2008/ Iran and Author of several artistic articles in Payam Ashena News paper (2016 –2018).

Masih Ahmadi Iran

Maryam Shadanlou Iran Her passion towards painting started as a teenager, coding it in different styles and not limited to one style. She is a graduate from university in IRAN , of the French language translation and Architecture. She have conducted several Solo exhibition namely “Flower & color” , “woman & tradition” , “Art & Craft includes painted pottery statue among others. Having participated in more than 15 group exhibitions in Iran, Malaysia and Spain.

Maryam Olia Iran An Iranian painter with her bachelors degree in Mathematics. Have learned several traditional Iranian painting courses like Tazhib ( illumination) ,miniature ,Gol o Morgh . Have conducted several personal Exhibition and attended workshops. She is also passionate about Music and plays Violin.

Masih is an Architect, Sculptor, Jewellery and Art Medal Designer. He is the Member of British Medal Art Society (BMAS) and Member of International Art Medal Federation (FIDEM). He has participated in several group exhibitions of Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, France, Belgium, London, Canada and many more. He is the author of the article “The history of Iranian’s Medals, A speech on “Women’s portraits on Iranian coins and medals”. He has the ability of Vacuum Casting, Working with wax, Ceramic, and all the related techniques of Sculpture making, Jewellery and Medals.


Mehdi Ashjari Masouleh Iran

Mehdi Panahpouri Iran

Philippines

An Iranian Artist graduated in Arts and Crafts. Since 6 years have been working in the field of calligraphy. Till date have held 5 Solo exhibitions. Currently he is working on a series of calligraphies called “Along the dream� and show these kinds of calligraphies which is based on improvisation and feelings in the moment.

A Self-taught Iran Painter with high interest in abstract portrait and concept drawing. Currently he is studying Masters in marketing management. Mehdi has huge interest in art and wants to pursue this with passion. He has an experience of participating in several group exhibitions in Iran since the year 1999.

He is from the Philippines and has been drawing and sketching since the age of 8. The artist does not remember how he learned to draw but remembers having always like it. He really like doing Visual Arts by using different mediums like charcoal, pastel, water colour, oil, acrylic, coffee etc...

Michael Palic Conjusta

As under graduate of Architecture and graphics technology at Technological University of the Philippines, he started working overseas at the age of 19 years old. A Freelance Interior Decorative Artist now in Doha Qatar for more than 19 years to date. In his profession he often does murals paintings and interior painting design.

Mena Vibhakar Malgavkar India After graduating from Bangalore University (BFA) with honours, Mena has worked as an Art Director in advertising agencies such as Mudra, Rediffusion, FCB. She also works on Institutional design, where she designs space with hand painted art. She has started painting professionally since 2010, and has exhibited on several occasions and winning awards. Her work is mostly still-life images that evoke nostalgia with a pang for things long past – memories of childhood days, of smells, sights and images long forgotten. Her work reminds us of a past that should not be forgotten because it has shaped us into what we are today. She paints to remember, to pay a tribute and give thanks for all that has been.


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Minoo Kazemkhalaj Iran

Minika S. K. India A self-taught artist based in Middle East have participated in several exhibitions worldwide. Her paintings have transformed into her passion, thus resulting in a beautiful array of bold colors and depth. Her Abstract paintings depict optimism, steering the viewer towards an era of imagery, speaking volumes. These paintings created are a reflection not only of herself but of her various experiences of life, reflecting a wide array of emotions and thoughts, connecting its viewers to some part of themselves. She works with both oil and acrylic mediums, stating that sometimes the challenge exists in exceeding boundaries, thus obtaining a newer and higher level.

Aesthetic understandings of the contemporary artist has been affected by the ever diminishing limitations that were caused by old forms of mediums and the artist’s ability to actualize the potentials of many new ones. She decided to carry what has been instilled by culture and history into this new realm of existence. Furthermore with the intent of preserving these historical, national or mythical motifs and symbols in mind, she utilize special techniques and a variety of compounds to produce strong and durable works of art. The products are resistant to impact, corrosion and chemical attacks. They are moisture repellent and are also resistant to heat and direct sunlight. In the past 17 years she have sought out mediums with which she may be able to induce a more expressive convayance of her understanding, be it in drawings, paintings, embossing, interior, facad or textile design.

Mohammed Muslim

Mohammed Yawar Hussain

India

India

Qatar Based, Indian born artist. He has worked with the renowned Indian-Qatari artist M. F. Husain and draws huge inspirations from his works. He has also participated with the Chinese artist, Cia Guo-Qiang’s Gun Powder project. His works have been displayed at several national and international Exhibitions. His photography works has also been shown in international exhibitions in Dubai and Japan. His short films were screened at the Film Festivals and Museums in Qatar. He won the Luc Tuymans’ challenge award 2016 and Katara Photography Festival Award 2017. He is selected by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy for the Qatar FIFA 2022 Photography Program.

Indian Artist Mohammaed yawar is a business man and resident of Qatar. After completing his graduation in India he moved to Qatar. Since childhood, the artist is attractive towards arts and painting. He likes to use water colour as his medium for painting. He has gained valuable experience while attending the painting seminars in India and now pursues his passion towards painting as a hobby and part time artist. During his leisure time Mohammed likes to paint nature and scenic beauty paintings. He is very excited about participating in the festival and hope to enhance his experience in art by meeting the artist from worldwide.


Muna Khalid Al Bader

Mohammed Jenaid

Mostafa Aghamiri

Moudhi Hamad Al-Hajri

Qatar

Iran

Qatar

Qatar

Bachelor of Art education degree from University of Qatar and Art teacher since 2000. He is a professional trainer in the field of fine art (painting and watercolor). Most of his art work in the field of water colors and realistic portraits. He have participated in many of local and foreign exhibitions, especially in water colors.

Born in Iran and have attained his bachelors of Arts Degree in Handicraft and Masters of Arts Degree in Persian Design. Being an instructor of Persian design and teaching experience in various Iranian Universities and International Schools. Being a designer of carpet and rugs for hand and machine purposes have co-operation with jihad Sazandegi in the field of carpet design. Have received a honor diploma. Have Co-operation for revealing of artworks for holly ghods razavi and get honor diploma. Have participated in several National and International Exhibitions and winner of numerous awards. Have several publications for Persian design and illustration of Quran and Bible.

A veteran Qatari Artist and member of the Qatari Association of Artists, Qatari photography Association & of Arab photographers, Members of Souq Waqif Art Centre 2015-2016, Union of Arab Photographer. Being an experienced artist has participated in more than 70 exhibitions inside and outside Qatar (GCC, Egypt, Morocco, Paris, Istanbul, Italy, Bialy, Kazakhstan, Cyprus, China). She is the winner of several prestigious awards in and outside Qatar.

Graduated from UK in IT & MBA. After several years of working in IT & engineering, she became a painter with her own color touch which made her famed over the last few years. She won the first prize in oil painting of the 2nd youth salon in 2007. She was honoured for winning the first public selection through the Sotheby’s auction house in 2010, as well as numerous local and international participations in Morocco, Britain, Turkey, France, Egypt and Sharjah. She is as well an active member of art centres in Qatar. The artist seeks to have her fine art experience with a clear aesthetic glow, while at the same time different from what is prevalent. Thus to confirm this desire, she turned to fine art themes, originally taken from heritage and possessing a certain amount of movement and Vitality.


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Nagiya Moideen India

Muntaha Jamil Salat Syria Muntaha Jamil Salat from Syria is a artist and poet resident in Qatar. She has held several international group and solo exhibitions at places including Sharjah, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon. She has received several awards and honours, the most recent of which was honoured by the Qatar’s Ministry of Justice for 3rd in the 2018 Halal Qatar Doha / Katara Art Competition. She has written few poetry books such as soul music, hymns and the most recent funeral of the universe. She has been working as a visual arts teacher for 18 years in Syria, Turkey and Qatar.

Nagiya Moideen is an Indian contemporary formalist artist residing in Qatar. She is graduate from VCU Qatar with a Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in Painting and Printmaking. Her work relies on Polaroid, photo-grams, layering, re-scanning of images and painting these processes to create a work of art. Each process is an ongoing conversation in discovering shapes and searching to simplify the composition until it conveys a satisfactory message to her mind. The colors in her work are used as a language and abstraction as a form to express her language. She has exhibited her works at several prestigious place including VCU-Qatar, Katara Art Center, House of Sweden, HBKU Student Center, Msheireb Musuem, Peace Exhibition Qatar National Day 2018, `The Colours of Desert Exhibition’, Asia Cooperation Dialogue among others.

Nahla Souman Hammad Egypt

Naheeda Raza Pakistan Artist’s work titled: Galaxy Medium: Acrylic Size: 16’ by 16’ Description: ‘The Galaxy through my Eyes awakening my consciousness’

With over than 9 years of experience, Nahla Souman is a professional artist. She focuses on the sensual nature of art, aiming to depict the complications of life through a combination of colour, texture and symbolism . Her work was best represented at many exhibitions such as ‘Beit Al-Sehemy’, ‘Gallery Masr’ and ‘Share’ Al-Moez Art House’. Nahla Souman was born in 1988 , she is a graduate of school of Fine Arts in Cairo, where she developed her talent in painting through study. Through art she was able to express her feelings and thoughts while her style was inspired by Gusatph Klimit and Van Gogh.


Namrata Nitin Tawde

Narges Aghahosseini

Nazish Hayyat

Neena Singh

India

Iran

Pakistan

India

“As a child she always had a fascination for all form of Art work “. The passion for art which started within her from Rangoli, an Indian form of Art made her see the opportunity to fulfill her dreams when she moved to Qatar. As a self-taught artist, she always get inspired by the beautiful colors of Nature, and like to canvas this God’s gift through her paintings. It gives immense peace of mind and happiness, Energizing her own self to complete a new paintings.

Born in a big family, she started painting as a high school student. Her passion to paint professionally lead her to study in painting major in Tehran Azad University. After completing her Master in Painting started teaching art in different universities in Tehran. Her interest in literature kept growing over the years. She have participated in several exhibitions and have special interest to paint and work on the subject of “ Iranian Women” and their social, cultural and tradional problems. Her protest to limitations that Iranian women face to represent in her works.

Multi-talented Qatar based artist who started painting several years ago. She works predominantly in the medium of painting such as acrylic painting, fluid abstract art, Mandala Dot art and crafting art. She has recently involved herself in oil painting. Her work in DOT ART has created new vision of converting pictures in Dot painting. Dot paintings are now internationally recognized as unique and illustrative Artwork. Her Mandela represents unity, harmony and infinity of the universeb6y balancing the visual elements, which aim to cease thought and mind, aspiring to reach a meditative stage.

She began painting at the age of 13, playing in all mediums oil, acrylics, water, ink, soft pastels, charcoal and oil pastels. A Post Graduate in Painting the artist is in a constant flux, a long journey of discovering techniques and unique ways of expression. Intuition is her guide and improvisation her companion. Her work is inspired by nature and the Majestic marble rocks of Bhedaghat always beckoned her with overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the holy Narmada since her childhood. In her series ‘Dynasty of Marble Rocks’ she has used oil as medium and experimented with texture, colour and light extensively to express the grandeur of the marble rock jotting out of beautiful Narmada. Her paintings display direct connection to life, which are fresh, colourful, vibrant and poetic.


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Nikhil Ameer India A self-taught artist and photographer currently working with Qatar Museums as a Senior Merchandiser. Passion, heartbreak, wanderlust and travelling the world have all furthered the magnitude of essence to his creative process. The fine-art he thus creates seeks visual pleasure and energy to open the viewer’s mind to the story waiting to be discovered. “As an artist and as a professional, I’ve had the opportunity to explore photography and painting in considerable depth. Switching between different modes of expression to narrate the same type of story comes natural to me and hence adds diversity to my work. The course that my passion has taken me along with the experiences in my life have combined to feed and illuminate the artist in me, and to prove to me that the essence of art is beyond form, the source of life itself. Some of my subjects are quite beautiful, others less so. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, and notice its matchless splendour.”

Noora Saeed Al Hajri Qatar

Niusha Niuzhpour Iran An Experienced and professional Iranian artist with Master of Art in painting from Azad university of Tehran. She is the member of the association of Iranian painters. She have organized of 4 individual painting exhibitions and participated in more than 50 group exhibitions all over the country.

Noor Al Shammari Qatar A Qatari Artist who love art of all types but she prefer realistic art and painting. She have participated in several workshops in Qatar University since she started painting. She is optimistic and looking forward to make the best coming years..

Qatari Artist, Noura is a graduated from Qatar University College of Management and Economics specializing in accounting, abyss of arts and painting. She has experiences from participating in competitions and exhibitions in the State of Qatar. She started working with the Ministry of Municipal and Agriculture and then subsequently with the Ministry of Finance and Economy. Art and painting is like her hobby and she is very passionate about it. She wishes to devote more and more time towards her passion and enhance her knowledge by participating in various exhibitions and art festivals.


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Omran Al Raeesi

Turkey

Pakistan

He was born in 1975 in Erzurum. After completing his high school education, he entered the department of Traditional Turkish Handicrafts in Erzurum Atatürk University, Faculty of Fine Arts. He graduated in 2001 and settled in Istanbul. In 2007, calligrapher Hasan Çelebi `s divani, celidivani made the song. The artist, who has participated in many national and international exhibitions, makes contemporary interpretations on his paintings with traditional motifs and calligraphy.

Omran al Raeesi is an undergraduate artist from Pakistan. He has worked as a leader in event management, attended marketing conferences and as assistant Public Relations Manager with special needs event in 2015. He started painting since his young age and used different kinds of materials. His paintings include portraits and landscapes. He has participated in more than 5 exhibitions at Katara cultural village, Fire Station Department and a Charity Organisation since 2016. He participated as an artist in AlShafalah events. He has been awarded an appreciation certificate from UNISCO in 2018. He has also been awarded an honour certificate from the Fine Art Museum.

Osama Mohamed Mohamoud Egypt Visual arts teacher at Khalid bin Al Waleed Preparatory School, Member of the Syndicate of plastic artists in Cairo, director of training at Misr International Association for Restoration and Environmental studies exhibitions . Acquisitions by government institutions in Egypt acquisitions by organizations and individuals in Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Qatar and Kuwait Scientific Studies study reveals the importance of art in learning difficulties study on the impact of visual arts in reducing aggressive behavior in children and many studies in it The field. Have participated in several exhibitions worldwide namely Egypt, Italy, Saudi Arabia, France, Qatar, Kuwait among others.

Rahma Saeed Al-Hajri Qatar She is the student at the Community College who loves to paint since childhood. Her aspiration to be a professional in the field of painting. She love the experience of all kind of painting and its application. She love the art of casting and layering in most of her work using acrylic in most of her work. Arab first and then the world in the field of painting and art.


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Rao Ranveer Kumar India Born in New Delhi (INDIA) growing up on a farm, he spent time observing gold fish in the pond, butterflies and bugs, held conversations with them. Interested in art since childhood, he bagged the 1st prize in a painting competition at age five. Studied at National Institute of Fashion Technology and enrolled for double Graduation Program, at Sir J.J. School of Art, Mumbai. Being a Surrealistic artist with a passion for the fish form. He portray the body as it should be seen, bold and proud, not hidden by the layers of cliché. ‘Focusing on memory and sense of impressions, the paintings are a subjective and individual response to the natural world around him, seeing the fantastical and magical in its own way. Exhibited since 2011, at Sir J.J. School of Art Annual Exhibition. His first exhibition at a gallery was a two man show at Jahangir Art Gallery, Mumbai in May, followed by a group show at Cymroza Art Gallery (Mumbai), in June 2019.

Rashmi Agarwal India Art Entrepreneur, Founder, Curator, Designer, Producer, Collector Artist & Designer Rashmi Agarwal, is a Head of the Event “Qatar International Art Festival” and Founder & President of the MAPS International WLL. She is a Board member of Silk Painters InternationalSPIN, USA. She is a National Chairperson of Qatar for Anti-Corruption Foundation of India and International director at Human Rights International Federation of India. She is an Indian and long-time resident of Qatar. She has studied her degree courses in Law & Finance. Rashmi have participated in numerous group and Solo Exhibitions Internationally. Her art work is sold globally, featured in local and international Press media and well appreciated. She specialise in the art of Silk Painting at the same time is very passionate about other forms of art and creativity.

Richard James Bentley United Kingdom Richard is a British Citizen, living in the state of Qatar. His photography work has primarily been focused around architectural time-lapse and still photography, but more recently he has branched out into experimental and macro photography. His time-lapse work has been used to promote Qatar (Essence of Qatar film), to launch TV stations and in feature films. He is a self-taught photographer and loves to teach others about photography, video, editing and image technology. Over the years, he’s trained over 2,500 people to shoot and edit their own work for the likes of The BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera. He has worked in 45 countries before coming to Qatar, where he designed film and TV workflows in Hollywood, London and other major creative cities. Richard works full time for The Al Jazeera Media Network here in Qatar, where he is responsible for international media workflows.

Samira Nooshmehr (SAMIRAMIS) Iran An iranian artist with Bachelor degree of Graphic from Art university of Esfahan and Master of Painting from state university of Yazd. She has the Membership of Caroun Art Gallery in Canada,2019. As an experienced artist she have participated in several national and interntaional Art exhibitions including the place like Iran, London, Paris, Canada, Turkey among others.


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Sara Hassaninalousi

Sara Abou Mrad

Sara Ibrahim Al

India

Iran

Lebanon

Qatar

A Self-taught Indian Artist art is her life and painting is her passion. Have exhibited her art works in various art galleries, including recent exhibit of her painting ‘A better tomorrow’ at Castle of Lagopesole in Italy. Her painting subjects are our surroundings mainly the things we see around and ignore with themes some way connected to the health issues. She feels and takes it as her responsibility to protect the environment, think and act organic.

An Iranian Artist with her Masters and PHD in Architecture. Have exhibited in Solo and group exhibitions mainly in Vancouver and other places around the world. Being an experienced artist was the participants to several International Art festivals and contest. As a team and at individual level have designed House For Labour Children By Approach Thermal Comfort Condition (Affection House), Conceptual Art Museum in Tabriz, Elementary School By Approach Sustainable Architecture and Sohrab Sepehri House.

Lebanese artist based in Beirut. Holding a bachelor degree in Fine arts from the Lebanese University 2009. Fine arts teacher, since 2009, at Sainte-Anne des soeurs de Besançon - Beirut. 2017 Award Winner of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna - Italy for “Rebirth Center” painting. 2015 Award Winner of Beirut Design Week drawing competition. 2015 Award Winner of Fabriano Art competition. 2015 Etching artwork published by Fadi Mogabgab Contemporary ArtGallery, ZAAROURA house of edition - Beirut. 2013 and 2011 Award Winner of the Goethe institute for the interpretation of music into painting. Sara Abou Mrad has participated in many solo and collective exhibitions within Lebanon and abroad.

A graduate from Qatar University with her majors in Mass communication. She have participate in several exhibitions including art gallery in Turkey and Expo Milan .


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Seyoum Ayalew Melesse Ethiopia

Saraswathi Danasekaran India A professional artist who loves drawing, painting and all the creative activities. A MBA graduate who worked as a Co-Ordinator and now working as a Head of Department(Arts) and CCA Co-Ordinator in a Private school in Qatar. Oil painting is the all-time favourite painting technique. Always inspired by the nature and its varied aspects. Her studio is the sanctuary for creativity, unhindered expression and perfect place to find the hidden talents. She have participated in number of Exhibitions, Demos, Workshops and Summer camp in India and Qatar. She believes that paintings and colours give a positive energy in life and always enjoys doing it.

Seifu Abebe Hunde Ethiopia The Artist love’s art, breathe art and is very passionate about Art, day and night. Art is like his religion. After his schooling he has participated in many group and solo exhibitions. Nowadays the artist is creating and developing his best work ever until now titled as “TODAY is about Going Home”. He looks forward to taking people on his artistic journey... today...and tomorrow. Artist Statement: Going Home “we are all searching...we are all yearning...to find that place that brings us comfort, peace and love...and when we find it...we have arrived...home”

Setareh Ghazi hessami Iran Young Iranian Artist, Setareh, is an Illustrator, writer and translator of Royaye Marjan (Marjan’s dream) 2012. She wrote her first story in 2009 and the second story in 2012. She likes interested in figurative sketching and wants to pursue her passion towards art. She have participated is adolescence visual art festival 2014. Soon she will start her further studies in the university.

Seyoum Ayalew, one of Ethiopia’s great influential artists was born in Addis Ababa city in 1968. After completing his school studies, he joined University arts and Design faculty and studied for four years and graduated in mural art. He has worked for ten years with governmental and private organizations. Seyoum has participated in several exhibitions in Ethiopian venues and international in Ireland, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Djibouti, USA among other. His art illuminates the relationship between light and shadow by contrasting the warmth and power of light through hot and cool colors with cool and hot colors. He works towards resolving conflict and tension between these themes through his use of colour and emotion. Seyoum is stimulated by the human impact of modernity and its demolition of older buildings and poor settlements and communities in Ethiopia. Seyoum played a major role in establishing the first Ethiopian Visual Artists association and is currently serving as its president.


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Qatar Based self taught artist from Pakistan. Started my art work back in 2003. Idea behind his art is to promote awareness & protect environment while having fun with art activities. He uses waste papers, cardboards, old magazines, waste wood, plastic bottles and cans to make art models. Activities & contribution towards art are published continuously in renowned newspaper & highly appreciated in Qatar. He likes social activities, including public speaking, humor, and organize personality development programs for youth.

The Tomb at Uch Sharif, Punjab, Pakistan Medium : Arclic Size : 16” x 16” Inspired by conservation of historical monuments, this painting of Tomb at Uch Sharif, Punjab has been done in acrylic using knife and texture. Tomb is on tentative list of UNESCO World heritage Sites

A Professional Artist & Fine Arts Teacher, graduated in BFA from College of Fine Arts, Kerala University, with specialization in painting. Recipient of several scholarships and awards for his creative work. Participated in various exhibitions around the globe. presently working as the HOD of the Fine Arts Department. He concentrate to impart the basic concepts of paintings to his students through some simple techniques.

15 years old, Indian born self-taught artist living in Doha, Qatar from past 10 years & studying in Grade 10. Her medium of work is Water Colors. Acrylic, Mixed media etc. She is also passionate about Photography and Animation Film Making among others. Her inspirations come from her interactions with the renowned Indian-Qatari Artist M F Husain. She has won several Art and Photography awards at this tender age. Besides this she has been a Juror in the Ajyal Film Festival over past years. She represented her School and Qatar at the World Finals of the talent contest Odyssey of the Mind in Iowa State University, USA. Her upcoming art projects are Qatar International Art Festival 2019.


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Shruti Mohan India

Shilpi Mathur India Passionate freelancer professional artist, performing on Line Exhibitions & Sale at International level working with more than 60 renowned International Art Groups - Brazil, England, USA, Canada, Paris, Lalit Kala Academy India & Qatar. Experience of more than 20 years in field of Visual Art as professional artist. Master in Fine Arts (Visual Art - Painting) from Allahabad University India. Performed in many solo and group shows, specializes in Compositions Murals, Landscapes, Abstract & Modern Paintings & Sculptures.

She is a self-taught artist who started her artistic journey by writing articles, blogs, news for a reputed newspaper and Aakashwani Radio in India. Born in a family which flourished in art and culture, she was introduced to various arts forms like music and dance, photography besides painting since childhood. The constant influx of a myriad variety of people from different cultures all around her gave rise to a deep sense of respect and interest in learning various art forms. Her love for canvas, brushes, easels and colours changed a geography teacher into an Artist. She likes to paint whatever strong thought gets in her mind. She is very passionate about Painting. As an art teacher in a reputed Institution of Performing Arts in Qatar she enjoyed working with children and kindles the creative instincts in them. She regularly conducts art workshops activities for all age groups.

Sohayb Mohamed Rashed Silva Sahsuvaroglu Turkey Silva Sahsuvaroglu dit Maida (Born Silva Barsoumian, Lebanon, 1955) is a Lebanese and Turkish National. The imagery of her paintings fluctuates along florae and plant life, yet the essence of her work is that of her commend of that masterly moment manifested and embodied in every trace of her brush work; distinct as Kadō. Trained at the Sogetsu School of Japan, Silva is a passionate Ikebanist. She is fluent in, Arabic, Armenian, English, French, and Turkish. She lives and works in Doha since 1977.

Turkey Young Turkish artist born in Egypt is living in Qatar since 2013. At a student he showed interest in drawing and painting from the age of three years and participated in the 1st group exhibition at the age of five. Having participated in several art exhibition and shows at this young age, Sohayb have been awarded several awards including inktober event from Qatar University – 2018, The ideal student certificate – 2018, Certificate of Merit from the Ministry of Economy and Trade for the National Day event – 2016, Certificate of Appreciation from the Small Inventor Program - 2012.


SONYA SOJI VARUGHESE India The Artist work depicts the nuances of life through the combination of numerous colors and textures. Being an abstract artist with expressionist and impressionist tendencies, her work deeply focuses on the inner energy vibrations and emotions; the present evokes at the moment of creation. The social, political, cultural and personal aspects of the moment influence the style and turn every individual artwork takes. This energy exchange that happens in her works is what resonates with the viewers of all competence. “As a self-taught artist, I have had the opportunity to explore many different mediums, forms, and disciplines in considerable depth. It feels natural for me to work so diversely. Challenging a person to see beyond the distraction of the obvious, and to capture life’s unique self to showcase its elusive quality, is what I strive to achieve through my art. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, and notice its matchless splendour.”

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Soumia Masmoudi France Soumia Masmoudi’s work lies at the intersection of sustainability and local resources. Soumia is environmentalist architect/ artist. She focused her work on Resilience and knows how in different cultures. Nature occupies a poetic place on her lifestyle. As a field Architect/Artist, Soumia’s experimentations have led her to diverse traditions and practices: from Garden to Food to Art. The Art Work presented here is made with Natural pigments: using fermentation process, and traditional techniques of dyeing paper. Soumia consider her work as an opportunity to honour Nature, and open possibility of resilience, simplicity and Sustainability.

Sreekumar Padmanabhan India A doctor by profession and creates art works using all different mediums though acrylic and oil medium are his favorites. He draws inspiration for his works from the visuals he comes across in real life and the lessons he acquires through his vast travel across the globe. Being a self taught artist he considers the great academic masters Sir Bouguereau, Sir Alma Tadema, Godward, Leighton, Waterhouse , Rembrandt, Sir Henry Raeburn, Reynolds and Raja Ravi Varma as his teachers. Being conducted more than 50 painting exhibitions and workshops over the last 20 years. He has received several awards for his commitment and contribution to art by various government and cultural organizations.

Sylvie Gamby Potapieff France Nature, animals, human beings are for her constant sources of inspiration. The chances of existence lead her to travel a lot (Scotland, Indonesia, Gabon). She have enriched her artistic practices in various workshops of foreign artists, and in her country (France). She’ve been living in Qatar since three years, always finding new inspirations in this country that she loves.


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Teklemariam Zewde Habtegiorgis Ethiopia The Ethiopian Artist has been a full time studio artist since he graduated from Addis Ababa University school of Fine Art and Design in 199 with specialized Mural Art. Teklemariam work’s mostly depicted on daily life activities from place such as Harar, Lalibela (Spiritual activities) and events from southern omo area. In addition to easel painting, he has worked on Mural and Mosaic arts. He has done plenty painting and Mosaic in different places and has got opportunities to have done experiment. While in his living with art, he has participated on many difference groups and organised his solo exhibition in Ethiopia and around the world.

Tessema Temtime Asrate Ethiopia Born in 1976, the artist from Ethiopia has great passion towards art. Being a graduated from the University of fine art in Ethiopia, he has always pursued his passion. Since childhood he had special attraction towards art and painting. He depicts his imagination and the inner creativity on the canvas. His paintings are often inspired by his culture and his surroundings.

Tiziana’s journey starts from her hometown Como , where her formative years took in the culture and rich history of her Italian heritage. Already a polyglot, she moved away in her early 20s in order to devote herself to language and cultural studies abroad. She moved from Italy to Germany, and finally to England where she studied Art and Ceramics. She has travelled extensively, with experience of African and Gulf cultures alongside the European more classical, formal influences. Tiziana experiments with her materials, weaving in her skills, travels and multicultural knowledge. Her works are intriguing and yet she recognizes the value of the great simplicity of lines that allow great access to her art. That said, there is a strong and ‘disruptive charge of femininity’ in the fluid and soft lines of her work. The work is characterized by a marked ‘visual cleanliness’ that strikes us at first glance. There is a sense of spirituality.

Verlina Somera Rodriguez Philippines Verlina “ Vina” Somera Rodriguez grew up to a mountainous city, which developed her love to the outdoors that grew tremendously. Throughout her life, she had always been fascinated by images and how the world is represented through the eyes of others. Vina shared her passion in art to young children in her home, in order to help them foster the same enthusiasm that she has for drawing and painting. Presently working Interior Designer using her paintings for her designs. She was able to develop more her passion as an artist using her degree in Psychology to understand more about what she wants for her paintings.


Vijendra Sharma India He is a veteran Artist from India. He is a master of Fine Art in painting with distinction & Gold Medallist. ‘Balance of Life’ at Shridharani Art Gallery, Inaugurated by A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (Former President of India). He have participated in more than 70 show in India & abroad including Italy, Paris, Turkey, Malaysia, Mauritius, Venice, Mumbai, Manali, Jodhpur, Bihar, Odisha, Konark, AIFACS, Delhi, Thailand, England, Bangkok, Nainitaal, South Africa, Denmark, Sweedon, Norway, Indonesia, Australia, United Kingdom, Scotland and other places. China, Hongkong, Jaipur, Goa. Winner of Several prestigious awards: 1986 Sahitya Kala Parishad, New Delhi 1987 All India Police Meet, M.P. 1990 Pt. Ravi Shankar Award, Gold Medal 2003 Artist of the year Award, Harmony Show, Mumbai 2009 AIFACS - 1st Prize, New Delhi Commissioned portraits of President of India Mr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam to display at President House, Portrait for Parliament House. His portraits of President of India Mr Pranav Mukherjee is displayed at President House of India. GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS in Longest Painting in the World (group)

Wendwesen Kebede Abera Ethiopia The Ethiopian Artist is a graduate and did his masters from Addis Ababa University Department of History and Heritage Management. Simultaneously he studied A.A.U Fine Arts and Design school received his B.A degree in Painting. He is as a full time studio artist having displayed his works on more than 70 solo and group exhibitions nationally and at International Platforms including Ethiopian National Museum, New York City, Greece, Dubai, South Korea Seoul Museum, EGYPT. Currently, he is the Secretary General of all Ethiopian Visual Artists Association and deputy painting exhibition organizer of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry Of Cultural & Tourism. His inspirations are humanity, history, national identity and global issues in regard to digital mind control.

Yashvi Agarwal India Yashvi, is a born artist. She has a passion towards creative designing, painting and art works. She is blessed as a daughter of a talented and artist mother. Since childhood she likes to design her own stuff and is very passionate towards detailing each and every art piece. She is also very fond of creating and designing small memoirs and chronicles. Apart from her studies, she devotes most of her time in creating new designs. While making something she always tries to think out of the box and is very curious to explore the unconventional and radical patterns. She likes to read about astronomy and have deep interest in space, astronomy and extra-terrestrial bodies.

Yelyzaveta Maksymova Ukraine The young teenage artist has a compulsion and passion towards art and paintings. She have participated and winners in several art exhibition including Russia, Spain, Netherlands, Qatar among others. Special prize from the Interregional Public Youth Organization “Peace House” for creative achievements in an open air conducted under a grant from the President of the Russian Federation. Russia, Vladimir, 2019


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Yonas Hailu Zewde Ethiopia The Ethiopian Artist Yonas Hailu is an award winner visual artist, art educator and creative directory based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After graduation from Addis Ababa University School of Fine Art and design in Department of Visual Communication/ Graphics he started teaching visual art. He believes that Art is the highest and truest self-expression of a human kind. He thinks each artists has their own style and own story to tell, everyone has their own point of view to make. That is why art has such a mysterious way to tell stories of our own from different corner; spiritually as well as culturally. The creative arts are the measures of a society’s identity, self –knowledge and collaborative living experience. For him visual art is a life long journey of self-discipline it is shaped by ones desire, community, education and life experience. Inspired from Ethiopian belonging that are very sentimental value for Ethiopian people Yonas hailu’s art works narrates about Ethiopian values and identities and personalities representing with Ethiopian’s wisdom and insight With dynamic composition and colorful representation of Ethiopian philosophy. He have participated in several Art Exhibition worldwide and is winner of numerous and Awards namely in Bahrain, Florence / Italy, Los Angeles, Ireland, Denmark, Sao polo, and Ethiopia.

Zahra shadi Davari Araghizadeh Iran An Iranian Artist with Master of Arts in painting. Member of the Association of Iranian Painters, The Association of Children’s Picture Illustrations, The Iranian Artists in London group / ICOM membership. Have organised 6 solo exhibitions and participated in more than 50 exhibitions worldwide. Humanism is seen as part of her artistic thinking. Woman is the role of her paintings. A woman who lives with her dreams and tries to get what she wants. This woman always triumphs that coexists with all living elements of nature, plant, horse, fish, bird, water. She uses motifs that express signs are influenced by ancient patterns. These ancient patterns are rooted in nature, trees and plants, animals, water, air and wind, soil, fire and everything that human survival and living things depend on it.

Zeyad Tariq Bakuri Iraq A professional Artist and Teacher from Iraq who did his graduation from Baghdad Fine Arts College 1990 – 1991 with excellence degree and accurate specialization in oil photography. He has been a curator in several exhibitions and activities at Republic of Yemen and State of Qatar. He is the member in various world and local artistry committees, meetings and forums. Zeyad have participated in 13 solo exhibitions in Iraq, Qatar and other countries and several group exhibitions. He has received the best wall mosaic design prize at sacred Mecca and winner the race Doha Islamic Bank. All through his career he has received several certificates and medals in the artistically and educational field.


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NARINE ARKELIAN Narine Arakelian was born in Siberia in 1979. Graduated State Surikov Institute of art (2015). The artwork of Narine is synthesis of plastic and performing arts involving the newest digital technologies questioning social freedom, sexuality and gender identity as a key subjects of her artistic research. In May 2019 Narine Arakelian had solo show in Armenia Pavilion for the 58th Venice Biennale and launched an exhibition “The Pharos Flower� at the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo.


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Originally form the city of Durango, he graduated from the School of Painting, Sculpture and Crafts of the UJED. His art is inspired by the constant changes in the social life where he lives, making his work fun, questioning, transgressing, and playing to create bridges between reality and fiction. He has participated in artistic projects of the FONCA and made four murals in the native land: “Mexican Historic Landscape” in the Public Central Library “José Ignacio Caballero”, “New Earth” in the Public Central Library, “Time, shadow and shelter” in the Central Building of the UJED, “The Pending Rights” which stands on the walls of the local State Congress. His work has been exhibited in various countries with more than 60 individual and collective exhibitions which the most recently are: Eyes East Bound International Cairo Biennale, in Palace of Arts, Cairo, Egypt; Opening BARCCA Art Gallery & Studio, in Cancún, Quintana Roo; Art Behind the Wall in Boathouse Gallery and Southern Exposure Shinning Lights in Castelli Art Space, L.A. California; “A chance for Happiness” Charity Gala in Vienna, Austria.


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SUSANA ANAYA

I painted always since I remember with Oil. But this 3D technique it was an experiment, after I saw an Interview of Gerhard Richter and I got inspired, then I started mixing colors and applying many layers on the canvas, over weeks. At the end I realized this two dimensional work was suddenly tridimensional. For me is the proportion has a very important role in my work, since I love aesthetics. Iit is very important that the relationship of the parts to each other and to the whole are in harmony, thus beauty. I create my own colors with pigments, because they are more much brighter and intense, than normal Oil colors. Furthermore, some colors you cannot buy from the tube. I can categorize my work in two types: Dynamic and Static paintings. Dynamic Paintings have more energy, are asymmetric with movement as the masculine energy. Static paintings are calm and stable, as the female energy. For me Art is the expression of a human cultural product, as a result of a creative process. The Work of process usually stands at the end of this process, but it can also be the process itself, since modern times. My inner motivation to paint, is to express with images my conscious and unconscious feelings with colors on canvas. Every color for me has an emotion, when I start to mix my own colors, I can feel his energy, so I begin to create. Then I get lost in the magic of colors, textures, and how they emerge showing a colorful magnificence. During this process I lose track of time and space. After I finish it, I am able to see the unconscious feeling captured in my conception. My biggest joy is when I reach people touching them deeply, perceiving how ecstatic they are, because my creations are able to transmit what I felt.


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EVERT VAN BOMMEL CONTEMPORARY ARTIST

Born in The Hague / Holland in 1931. Studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in his hometown and began his career as a draftsman / designer in the graphics industry. Subsequently he was publicity manager, art director and International freelance graphic designer. Late nineties he settled as a painter and worked mainly on the Spanish Costa del Sol. His work is influenced by the Cobra Group (founded in 1948) of which Karel Appel was the most famous representative. This group is known for its expressionistic and vivid paintings. Evert’s work is characterized by the use of bright colours and can be described as Figurative Expressionism. He is best known for his landscape and flower paintings in acrylic paint, of which the subjects mainly come from the south Spanish landscape. He exhibited in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Spain.

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Pilar Ostolaza is a Mexican artist. The first experience with watercolor was random, at the exhibition of the one artist, who became her first teacher of watercolor. Contact with water, pigments and paper fascinated her from the first moment and after 30 years she also lovingly draws her paintings. Creativity for Pilar is spiritual harmony, admiration. Art shows how a person can open up. What are people´s thoughts, feelings and mental state. Pilar can’t imagine her life without art. It fills her life with something new, inspires and gives to life a new rhythm. The artist’s paintings are different, she paints everything, that she feels, surrounds and inspires her, but her personal style is recognizable and recognized internationally.

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‘Magic Spring and Summertime’, Triptych, Mixed Media, Acryl on Linen 36x26cm - 2003, redesign 2019

INGA ELSER

Inga Elser is an abstract artist from Switzerland. She was 50 years old, when she first hold a brush in her hands. From the early beginning, she was affected and fascinated by abstract art. In her artworks she found a passionate, colourful, creative source of great satisfaction and personal development. Her creative activities contrasted strongly with her business life, where figures, facts and logical thinking have been dominated. ART became definitely more and more an important part of her life. Since 2013, Inga dedicated her life to art, elaborated her skills and works intensively on her designs. Inga Elser just expresses what impresses her! Those are the main sources of her creativity: Nature, travel, fantasy, contemporary art in general, intuition! Passion, emotions, know how blend with beautiful colours. What you see finally is authentic, unique artwork!

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MKRTICH MAZMANIAN

Mazmanian is one of Armenia’s most well known figurative sculptors working mostly with bronze and marble. Mazmanian’s spatial sculptures which are ‘abstract yet contain realism’ are exactly that. They have intellectual inertia by showing human ambition, cultivation, awakening and evolution. Mazmanian’s unique style of sculpting and perspective comes from years of work experience exposed to various cultures, individuals, and epochs; although ultimately he has gained and learned the most from nature and the human figure. In fact most of Mazmanian’s work involves the human figure in all its beauty. Mazmanian’s latest collection of sculptures is entitled “The Middle Eastern Woman.” Living in war-torn Lebanon, where refreshing artistic therapy was in dire need, inspired it. Here in what became his home, emerged his new style of work containing turning, bending, stretching womens silhouettes.

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Cellulose acetate stands as a superb starting material to begin the adventure. Will offers it in an array of mottles colours and semi transparent tones. This noble material offers a truly unmistakable aesthetic, performing with incredible lightness and outstanding strenght. It not only serves as a mere ocular device but also an investment, a piece of art to wear through generations.

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As an optical designer Will Yaya holds its philosophy at the heart of its character as an artists to ensure a piece of exceptional hand crafted espectacles within an Artmosphere of fashion and confort. He has a rich artistry and talent to create a meticulously hand crafted Eyewear collections.

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ZARCO We follow a dream, an illusion‌ the advance of color, the sensations that come from each stroke, each texture‌on the way to rediscover the essences we had forgotten.


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Sunci was born in 1983. Split, Croatia.

Sunci is a chronicler artist. Using painting and performance Sunci explores the lives, passions and stories of people of our time, and within her works, visually documents them for the future. The live interaction of the artist with the subject is essential to the creation of a painted work, the moment of creation and interaction is the reason why Sunci paints, the painted picture is the happy outcome. Numerous ongoing projects research different groups of people, individuals assembled together by the site specific location a project is researches, or an interest in common. The culture scene provides is an inexhaustible source of material and muses the artist “catches” within her portraits, to honour the work and achievement of her colleagues and document them for a time after ours. Having lived during the early childhood in a house at the sea’s edge, Sunci feels the irresistible draw of the waters, a condition most mariners have, and usually has a project about some aspect of life at sea, which justifies her exploration of water and air landscapes. Sunci loves to play and experiment with materials, and often invents new project specific combinations which materially best describe a subject, relishing contrasts of rough and fragile, luxurious and cheap, glossy and matt.


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ALEXANDER NAGORNY “My art is a reflection of the inner fabric of the universe, showing that everything in the world is interconnected... An event, action, thought at one end of the earth affects an event, action, thought at another end. This is universal dynamics, the connection of which is almost elusive on the physical level. But this connection exists.”

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Alexander opened his own business and soon moved to China, spending most of his time between Beijing, Hong Kong and Russia. All his time and energy was consumed by work and there was no room for art and creativity. But after a series of dramatic events Alexander realised that it’s far more important to him to follow his calling for art, rather than being consumed by business that brings no moral satisfaction. Alexander’s deep spiritual worldview helped him returned to the creative path. He’s now a full time artist, devoting most of his time creating works in digital, multi media and in traditional art mediums. The latest series of digital paintings “God’s Threads” by Alexander Nagorny, successfully entered the life of contemporary art in New York City and was recently presented at two exhibitions: 1. Pop-up Contemporary Art Exhibition (Margo Gallery, September 2019, New York) 2. International Fall Art Exhibition at MoRA (Museum of Russian Art. October 2019, Jersey City, New Jersey)


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I am Ferlander Arguedas a self-taught and self-sufficient artist from Costa Rica , I being painting since I was 9 years old, I do believe in magic and that every color has a frequency and vibration , that is why I love to delight the senses playing through colours and textures, they are intense, strong, vibrant, energetic, hallucinogenic and full of contrasts, each one reflecting connection and spontaneous movement. I like to flow with different styles , it can be a fusion of hipper realism , surrealism , abstract , figurative and a mixture of all making them very unique and joyful art , I also do play with numbers and codes and patterns which are hidden making them as cryptographic art, every piece of my art has a deep profound message which will make resonance with those in that level of conciseness and knowledge, my idea is to connect with that sensibility and magic already in the observer.

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ARTEM MIROLEVICH

Artem Mirolevich was born in 1976, in the city of Minsk, Belarus. At the age of 17, Artem and his family moved to the States. Soon after his arrival, Mirolevich enrolled in the School of Visual Art, in New York City, and was granted a full scholarship from the Department of Illustration. One of Artem’s greatest inspirations during his four years as studies was a semester spent in Amsterdam at the Rietvield Academy of Art. City’s cultural and architectural landscape inspired Mirolevich to produce many works of art, including images of a post-apocalyptic city submerged deep under water. Artem returned to New York to complete his studies, and graduated in 1999 with a bachelor’s in Fine Art and Illustration. Invigorated by his experience abroad, he was drawn to the idea of exploring other countries of the world. Mirolevich has had over 100 exhibitions in galleries, museum and art fairs around the world in U.S.A, Europe, Russia and Asia including the New Museum, Neuberger Museum of Art, Chelsea Art Museum, The Museum of Russian Art. Mirolevich is the founder and curator of the Russian Pavilion which showcases emerging and established artists from Russia, Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Baltic regions during leading international art fairs. Artem is a recipient of numerous art grants and awards including the National Endowment for the Arts Grant, New York State Council on the Arts Grant, Illustrator of the Future Award.