• Abdulla Al Kuwari

    1 October – 31 December 2017

    Abdulla Al-Kuwari earned his BFA in 2014 from Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar. Imagination is a key element in his work, which is mainly inspired by nature, memories and pop culture. He participated in creating the book “The Donkey Lady and Other Tales from the Gulf” as an Illustrator and Translator (2012/13), he also participated as an exhibitor at the Dubai MEFCC (Middle East Film & Comic-con 2016).

  • Ahmed Al Jufairi

    1 May - 31 July 2018

    A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, Ahmed Al Jufairi majored in Painting & Printmaking with a minor in Art History, he considers himself to be a contemporary pop artist. Ahmed infuses his sole inspiration - Beyoncé with his surrounding culture, including social issues and structures that have been set by previous generations.

  • Ahmed Nooh

    15 August – 15 November 2018

    Ahmed Nooh joined the Visual Arts Center for a period of four years, during which he produced works of art in the drawing and painting unit. He tends to experiment with materials through abstraction as a basis for his artistic vision.
    He is a Member of the Souq Waqif Center for Fine Arts, and Member of the Katara’ Fine Arts Association.

    Ahmed was also a selected artist for the Fire Station: Artist in Residence 2017/2018.

  • Asma Al-Mannai

    10 January – 29 February 2019

    Asma Al-Mannai is a Qatari artist, working in painting, sculpture, photography and design. She is a member Qatar Fine Arts Society, and founded Draw Art Center in Doha, Qatar. In 2006, she participated in workshops at the Girls Creativity Center, where she developed her skills, and was awarded 1st place in Youth Salon competition at the center in 2007. From 2015-18, she conducted workshops for schools at Mathaf, Arab Museum of Modern Art.

  • Ebtisam Al Saffar

    5 January – 15 April 2017

    Ebtissam Al-Saffar is interested in drawing the parts which are most capable of clarifying what exists in the human soul of transformations, wishes and memories in which the human experience developed, such as the human face, eyes and neck. She considers that the visual expressions of the face, eyes and neck do not end, because their expressive energy is very much apparent for sight and unlimited. She believes that art is a way of life. She also considers that unevenness of the human body, its identification and softness are originally related to water.

    Ebtissam Al-Saffar is a Qatar artist and art educator. She is a member of the Qatar Arts Association. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education, 1995, from Qatar University. She has group exhibition participation in many countries including France, Dhaka, Japan, Oman, Rabat and Doha.

  • Ghada Al Khater

    15 January – 15 April 2018

    Ghada Al Khater is a Qatari political ARToonist, the term that aptly captures her zealous approach to combining art and politics in cartoons, and in satirical socio/political commentaries on GCC matters and other relevant international affairs.

  • Haifa Alkhuzaei

    5 March – 4 June 2019

    Through painting, collage, and printmaking, Haifa Alkhuzaei’s work combines figurative and abstract forms, influenced by her surroundings and daily life. Her subject matter is Qatari women as she draws inspiration from their roles in society in the past and present. These stories are demonstrated through the different forms and colors that evoke their features, their clothes, their environment and social life.

  • Jawaher Al-Mannai

    16 September – 16 December 2019 

    Jawaher Al-Mannai is a visual artist who focuses on creating abstract paintings through experimenting with different materials, mediums and symbols. She aims to show Qatari women’s creativity reflecting on day to day social norms.

  • Meriem Mesraoua

    10 June – 9 September 2019

    Meriem Mesraoua earned a Bahelor of Science with Honours in Media Industries and Technologies from Northwestern University, and explored various facets of the film industry whether at Miramax, NYWIFT, Doha Film Institute, film sets or festivals. Her previous short films ‘Coucou’ (2013) and ‘Our Time Is Running Out’ (2017) explore themes of identity and belonging – specifically, the layer of absurdity that lies in self-imposed or inherited principles within those constructs.

  • Nasser Al Attiyah

    1 July – 30 September 2017

    Nasser Al-Attiyah is a self-taught artist who likes to portray a story or a hidden message in his work. His subjects focus on the ideas of freedom in all its contexts, as well as a study of Qatari heritage and its social issues through surrealism.

    A petroleum engineer in his professional career, Nasser is a member of the Qatar Fine Arts Association since 1989, and acted as Vice President of the Association (2015-2016). He was in residence at the Fire Station from 2015-16.