Amakin Exhibition Opening


Join Amakin Exhibition curator Venetia Porter as she shares the curatorial process of developing the theme for the exhibition and to hear how the exhibition was put together. Discover some of the stories behind the objects on display!

Join the Amakin Exhibition Sharqiyah-based artists to discover and discuss their places.

You will be taken to a place (or 'makan' in Arabic), that is either real or close by, somewhere that still exists or is no longer here, or place that exists in your imagination. Sharqiyah-based artists; Bader Awwad AlBalawi, Talib Almarri, and Saudi modernist pioneer Abdulrahmah Al-Soliman will discuss their backgrounds and experiences in discovering their places, telling their stories and, memories expressed through various artistic mediums.

Dates & Location

Friday 1st July, 2022

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English, Arabic

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Venetia Porter

Venetia Porter was born and brought up in Beirut and studied Arabic and Islamic Art at the University of Oxford. She completed her doctorate from the…

Abdulrahman Alsulaiman

The artist Abdulrahman Ibrahim Al-Sulaiman was born in Al-Hasa in 1954 and currently lives in Dammam. He began his artistic career in 1971 and also…

Talib Almarri

Talib Almarri was born in 1979 in al-Khobar, where he currently lives and works. He is a self-taught photographer whose work has been selected for…

Bader Awwad AlBalawi

Bader Awwad AlBalawi was born in al-Khafji in 1985 and is a photographer and writer based in al-Khobar. In 2014 he published his first photobook, Road…