About

Biography

Amal Al Aathem is one of the most prominent and proactive Qatari artists today, her reputation as an artist with a real voice and message has won her respect internationally. Her work has been widely exhibited in the region and in different parts of the world.

Nationality: Qatari
Academic Qualifications: BA.
Art Education in Qatar University 1995.

Amal Al Aathem has a very acute and critical eye on social and cultural issues involving women today in the Middle East, her work is extremely sensitive and very warm at times, every painting feels like a gently breeze of air passing through you, they involve you with the presence/absence of the figures, light/shadows and with what is said/ suggested, In the Contemporary Art Panorama in Qatar today, Amal Al Aathem is definitely one of its refreshing pillars, having been mentored and inspired by many of the Qatari pioneer artists, she is today a source of inspiration and force for the very young and aspiring artists in Qatar. She is seen as an example of fortitude, resilience in her artistic practice and a strong voice.

Consultant of Fine Arts – Ministry of Culture and Sports, Doha – Qatar
Creative Consultant – Qatar Heritage & Cultural Events Center, Doha – Qatar
Founder and Chairman – 7th Heaven Art Center

  • 2012 Award of Sheikha Dr. Suad Al-Sabah to enrich the fine movement in the GCC (Gulf Arts Forum) – Kuwait
  • 2012 Mallol Exhibition (QMA) – Qatar
  • 2011 Professional Business Women Society Award
  • 2011 Revolution Benali – Cairo, Egypt
  • 2011 Arabic Contemporary Art (Salon D’automne) – Paris
  • 2010 Award of Appreciation in Doha Capital of Culture (Ministry of Culture) – Qatar
  • 2007 Award of Designing the Logo of Doha Magazine
  • 2005 The Mediterranean People Festival (Bichillia) Italy
  • 2002 – 2007 Several Certificates & Appreciation Awards for Participating in Doha Culture Festival
  • 2004 Certificate of Appreciation Cairo Benali
  • 2004 Grand Prize – First Youth Exhibition
  • 2004 Implementing Art Gallery in Doha’s General Post Office

Several Certificates & Appreciation Awards for Participating in general educational exhibitions (Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Culture & Sports, Ministry of Exterior & Interior)

Group Exhibitions

2017 Qatar Motherhood, Darb Al Saai, Doha, Qatar
2017 Group Exhibition, Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2017 Moon Passage, Croatia
2017 3rd Konooz Fire Art Auction, London, UK
2017 Al Bahie Auction, Doha, Qatar
2017 50 x 50 Exhibition, Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2017 London Arabia Art Fashion Week, Artist & Curator of Exhibition, London, UK
2016 Eve Exhibition, Hewar Art Gallery, KSA
2016 16 Faces, Den Gallery, Kuwait
2016 “Arts against Terrorism and Extremisms”, First International Art Symposium, Faculty of Arts & Design, Jordan
2015 Summer group exhibition, Anima Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2015 The launch of a book, Amman, Jordan
2015 The launch of a book, Doha, Qatar
2014 Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Turkey
2014 Qatar and Brazil, A contemporary painting dialogue, QMA, Doha, Qatar
2012 Qatari Artists Exhibition, Doha, Qatar
2012 Mallol Exhibition, QMA, Doha, Qatar
2012 Participation to an exhibition with the Royal Academy of London, Katara, Doha, Qatar
2012 Together we connect, Anima Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2012 X-Perimental X-Hibition, Beirut, Lebanon
2011 Autumn salon, Paris, France
2010 The Qatari artists in Syrian exhibition
2010 Autumn Salon, Paris
2010 Group exhibition, Syria
2009 The 21st leader award exhibition, Doha, Qatar
2008 An exhibition for Qatari artists in Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
2008 Group exhibition for artists in the Gulf region
2004 Expo Qatar exhibition, Japan
2004 Aseela’s festival, Bahrain
2004 Aseela’s festival, Morocco
2004 Alley Sculpture symposium, Lebanon
2004 An exhibition for peace for the United Nations – UNESCO, Lebanon
2002 Turathiyat Moasera, Doha, Qatar
2003 Representing the country in the biggest peace painting, Lebanon
2003 General exhibition in Bissan representing sports in Alley
2002 Exhibition of Qatari artists in Bahrain
2002 The women’s exhibition in Bahrain<

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Gravity, Anima Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2015 Global summit of women, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2015 Commercial Bank, Qatar masters, Doha Qatar
2014 Moon dialog, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 Unveiling Qatar, ADC & Building Bridges, Los Angeles, USA
2013 Bridge to the Moon, Katara, Doha, Qatar
2013 From Qatar, Oriental Gallery, Jordan
2013 Lineaments, Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar
2010 Video Art, Moment, Doha Capital of Culture Festival, Doha, Qatar
2010 A Woman’s Journey 2, Doha Capital of Culture Festival, Doha, Qatar
2006 A Woman’s Journey 1, Fine Arts Society, Doha, Qatar
2006 Alive, Doha, Qatar
2005 From Darkness to light, Doha’s Cultural Festival, Doha, Qatar
2004 Public post office , Doha , Qatar
2003 Fine Arts Society, Doha, Qatar
2001 Turathiyat Moasera, Doha, Qatar
2000 Turathiyat Moasera, Bahrain

  • Shana Nys Dambrot
    Amal Al-Aathem’s exquisitely raw mixed media paintings have a lot to say – and yet they speak in riddles, remaining mysterious, and deliberately so. For hers is a milieu of pattern and poetry, symbolism and struggle, individual identity and a complex cultural tradition that both inspires and defines. In her simultaneously rough and sophisticated compositions one encounters expressive abstract gestures that convey powerful emotion, even as this same vigorous abstraction functions as elements of the very landscapes and figures it inhabits and surrounds. In this way, her imagery itself and the specific ways in which it is rendered to the surface both have active roles to play in extending her message of sublimated power and the agitated heart.
    Shana Nys Dambrot
    Los Angeles
  • Mohammed Al Ameri – Jordan
    She began eagerly to participate as a Qatari artist raises her questions in all her exhibitions, which contains her concerns and reflections with perseverance in the development of herself at the cultural and scientific levels. She even engaged in international exhibitions and achievements of Arab and European museums, which created a new reference in her work. Seeing the human achievement, Al-Aathem has become one of the well-known artist at the Gulf art community for which many writings have been written about.
    Mohammed Al Ameri – Jordan
    Jordan