• Aisha Al-Sowaidi

    Aisha Al-Sowaidi is a multidisciplinary designer. Her designs express a reaction towards the ever-changing landscape of a developing Qatar. Her work incorporates old experiences and behaviors with contemporary design in objects used within the house to maintain that feeling of being home. Her works deal with memory, nostalgia, and traces of time. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Graphic Design and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Design Studies from Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar).

  • Charles Mahaffee

    Charles Mahaffee earned BFA and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His solo exhibitions include Comfort Station Gallery, Chicago (2013) Lloyd Dobler Gallery, Chicago (2011); Gallery UNO, Chicago (2010); among others.

  • Christto & Andrew

    Christto & Andrew work across various mediums including photography, installation and film. Their work explores social identities, the media and reinterpretations of history.

    Christto Sanz received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the Escuela de Artes Plásitcas, Puerto Rico and a Master of Arts (MA) in Visual Communication and Photography from ELISAVA School of Design, Spain. Andrew Weir holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from Universtitat Ramon Llull, Spain.

  • Emelina Soares

    Emelina Soares’ practice revolves around fabricating an Orientalist perspective that forms her identity. As a third culture individual of Indian ethnicity with Portuguese ancestry, raised in Qatar, she has developed a curiosity about intercultural influences and the use of semiotics to bridge this perplexity. She has a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar.

  • Fatma Al-Remaihi

    Fatma Al-Remaihi holds a BFA from VCU Arts Qatar, and has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. 

  • Hana Al–Saadi

    Hana Al Saadi received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar, 2015, while pursuing her interest in sculpture. During her time in VCUarts Qatar, she discovered her passion for carpentry and started making installations, as well as exploring an interest in conceptual art.

  • Kelley Lowe

    Kelley Lowe’s work explores the relationship between the professional disciplines of art conservation and art making. She received her BFA from VCUarts in Richmond, Virginia, 2013, and was the Artist in Residence in the Painting and Printmaking department at VCUQatar, 2013-14. She is currently a candidate for a Masters in Science (MSc) in Conservation Studies at University College London Qatar (UCL Qatar) specializing in the conservation of polymeric materials.

  • Lulu M

    Lulu M is a self-taught process-oriented painter who draws inspiration by exploring different mediums and techniques within her artistic practice. Her paintings, featuring large isolated formations floating across a black monochrome surface, seek to capture a freedom of form by allowing a controlled spontaneity to overcome the canvas.

  • Maryam Yousef Al-Homaid

    Maryam Al-Homaid is an interdisciplinary designer holding a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Design Studies, both from VCUarts Qatar. She is currently working as a Junior Faculty member in the Graphic Design department in VCUarts Qatar. Maryam comes from a family where her father is a fine artist, and both grandfathers were makers and craftsmen. Her curiosity and exploration in design grew from a personal interest in prototyping and making.

  • Nasser Al-Attiyah

    Nasser Al-Attiyah is a visual artist who has an academic background in petroleum engineering. His experiences in fine art are a personal undertaking, and self-taught. He is a member in the Qatar Fine Arts Association, where he participated in many local and international exhibitions. Through his paintings, he strives to embed hidden stories and meaning, which he loves to share and convey to people.

  • Noor Abu Issa

    Noor Abuissa graduated from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design with a BA in Fine Art. She is inspired by the ability of traditional islamic art to communicate emotions through the use of simple geometry and vibrant colour, and is drawn to the balance achieved through the symmetry in this abstract from of art. Noor has created her artistic language by adapting Islamic geometric design into contemporary art.

  • Othman Khunji

    Othman is an interdisciplinary artist and designer holding a an MFA in Design Studies from VCUarts Qatar.

  • Roda Al-Nasr

    Roda Al-Nasr received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar, 2015.

  • Sara Al Obaidly

    Sara Al Obaidly is a photographer and film maker, whose projects explore the varying political, philosophical and social issues by presenting intimate moments of human emotion through portraiture, while revealing intricacies of larger issues through her landscape compositions. She earned a BA in Fashion Textiles with Business Studies and an MA in Sustainable Design, both from the University of Brighton.

  • Sebastian Betancur-Montoya

    Sebastian Betancur-Montoya is an architect and urban designer by profession, gardener by conviction and a passionate researcher working at the intersection of art, global politics and local environments.

  • Shaha Al-Khulaifi

    Shaha AlKhulaifi is an interdisciplinary visual artist. through photography and installation, she captures the essence of architecture and the ever-shifting landscape. Her work observes and records the complex environment in which we live in and the impact of the rapid urban growth and the contemporary experience of the people of a developing city.

  • Waqas Farid

    Waqas Farid’s work revolves around installation and photography. He graduated with a specialized MFA from Bard College and the International Center of Photography, New York, 2010.

  • Waseem Marzouki

    Waseem Marzouki graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus with a BA in Fine Art, 2007. In 2012, he studied cinematography at the Global Cinematography Institute in Los Angeles, California. His solo exhibitions include Almarkhiya Gallery, Doha (2015); Institut des Cultures d’Islam, Paris (2015); Meem Gallery, Dubai (2014) among others.