Exhibitions

Mathaf Collection: SUMMARY PART 2 is accessible to the public. Visitors are required to reserve tickets in advance. Find out more

Temporary Exhibitions

Coming soon 

Chaos+Repair=Universe, 2014. Mirror fragments, metal wires. Approx. 60 cm (diameter). Installation view "Sacrifice and Harmony", MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt/Main, 2016. Courtesy the artist, and Galleria Continua.  Private Collection.  Photo: Axel Schneider 

Kader Attia: On Silence 

From 15 April to 19 December 2021

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Kader Attia: On Silence is a major solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the artist over the last two decades, curated by Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf, with Assistant Curator Lina Ramadan. The exhibition will feature a wide range of work across all media and include site-specific installations, sculptures, collages, drawings, video, and photography. On Silence explores themes of postcolonial trauma and the ensuing decades of psychiatric ‘repair’ at the social and individual level. The artist’s intention and curatorial approach is to provoke the viewer’s emotional and physical experience while encountering works placed at various levels in the museum galleries, seen from above, from underneath, and from within but rarely straight on. There will be two important commissions featured in connection with Doha. 

International Collaborations

Image: Farid Belkahia Inventaire 1961 Oil on Canvas 90 x 159,70 cm Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha © ADAGP, Paris, 2021 Courtesy Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha 

Farid Belkahia 

10 FEB - 21 JUN 2021, 11H - 21H, EVERY DAYS EXCEPT TUESDAYS "Event postponed"

(CENTRE POMPIDOU IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED)

GALERIE D'ART GRAPHIQUE - CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS, FRANCE 

In collaboration with the Centre Pompidou Paris and the Farid Belkahia Foundation in Marrakech, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Arts invites you to attend this exhibition devoted to Farid Belkahia (1934-2014, Marrakech) - today considered to be one of the founders of Moroccan artistic modernity and, more broadly, Arab. 

more information: Farid Belkahia - Centre Pompidou 

The Visual Arts Studies Third Annual Conference, 2020-2021

co-organised by Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha

from December 2020 Until April 2021

The Future Museum in the Future City

NEXT WORKSHOP : 25, 26, 27 APRIL 2020  

We invite you to send proposals to participate in the conference (up to 500 words), In response to one of the selected topics. Deadline for submission March 20, 2021.

Call for participation

Invited curators, artists, scholars, and practitioners will present the different potential scenarios to come upon us in the near future in an open platform for discussion with the audience.

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Artist Encounters with artist Omar Al-Shahabi 

28 February, 1, 2, and 3 March 2021 from 4 to 7pm (limited seats)  

To register, click here 

Join artist Omar Al-Shahabi in a 4 day workshop at Mathaf to learn the techniques of book making inspired by Mathaf’s collection and to understand the production, design and concept of making an artistic book and the materials used to produce it. 

The workshop is in Arabic 

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Art Lessons at Mathaf with Ismael Azzam

EVERY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY 4PM-7PM  

MANARA – EDUCATION SPACE AT MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 

Register Herefree admission and seats are limited to only 5 seats  

Join artist Ismael Azzam for a new season of Art Lessons at Mathaf and learn techniques in portraiture drawing using pencil and charcoal and paint.

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Story time at Mathaf for families 

EVERY 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH 

10AM – 11:30AM 

LIBRARY AT MATHAF: ARAB MUSEUM OF MODERN ART 

Register Here - free admission and seats are limited  

Story time for families at Mathaf is our monthly activity for children 4-9years old and their families. You and your children can enjoy bilingual stories read in both English and Arabic.  

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