Art Jameel Research Grant: Mapping the Arts in KSA (1940-2000)

    Art Jameel Research Grant: Mapping the Arts in KSA (1940-2000)

    In order to deepen understanding of modern art, its exhibition histories, and artist networks in Saudi Arabia and the wider region, Art Jameel is supporting a grantee whose areas of inquiry delve into the following topics, including (but not limited to):

    Exhibition Histories in Saudi Arabia (1940-2000)
    Artist Networks in Saudi and the wider Gulf (1940-2000)
    Art Education in Saudi and/or the Gulf (1940-2000)
    Through this grant, Art Jameel aims to support researchers in the field to conduct original research into one or more of the above mentioned topics.

    Hayy Arts new group exhibition 'The Distance from Here'

    The second exhibition at Hayy Arts displays works drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, on view for the first time in Saudi Arabia. A group exhibition, it focusses on spaces of transition, both physical and non-physical, exploring the ‘in-between’ shifts and exchanges and capturing the interstices of time in a moment of transformation for life and the arts in the Kingdom.The exhibition features several new commissions alongside existing works by around 20 local and international artists.

    The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission

    The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission is an annual programme that gives one artist the opportunity to develop a major public work for the 25-metre “canvas” on the front of the building — a feature integral to the architectural intent.

    The first edition has been awarded to Riyadh-based painter and sculptor Nasser Almulhim and architect and artist Tamara Kalo, who have adorned the façade with an intricate design titled Contours on Collective Consciousness.

    'Tactile Surfaces' by Bricklab

    In anticipation of the upcoming opening of Hayy Cinema in fall 2022,  Bricklab’s three-part installation brings together objects, models and videos, on display to experiment their architectural approach. The installation is based on the body of work produced during the three-year design and research process, focusing on the role of cinema in the social and cultural development of the local community.

    ‘Paused Mirror: The Saudi Artists’ by Osama Esid

    Hayy Jameel’s first year is marked by a new commission by artist Osama Esid that takes as a starting point his background in portraiture and explorations of historical photography methods. ‘Paused Mirror’ draws on Osama Esid’s “wet plate collodion” portraits and landscapes, and is developed via a collaborative journey through the Kingdom,