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.


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.


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.


Mohammed Faraj Al-Suwaidi

16 July – 30 September 2019

Mohammed Faraj Al-Suwaidi is An architect, animator and designer. He has a BA in Architecture from Plymouth University and an MA in Architecture from the University of Liverpool.

He was a resident at the Fire Station, 2018 - 19.


Sara Al-Obaidly

1 April – 30 June 2019

Sara Al Obaidly is a Qatari 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.
Her works have been exhibited in the National Portrait, London, 2014 and 2016; QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Doha (2014); Garage Gallery, Doha (2016); Kraftwerk Berlin (2017) and Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, (2018).
Sara Al Obaidly was in residence at the Fire Station, 2015-16. She was also awarded a development grant from Doha Film Institute (DFI) for her first narrative feature film ‘Hitch 60′, which participated in QUMRA Film Festival in Doha, 2017 and 2018. 


Fatima Mohammed

1 January - 31 March 2019

Fatima Mohammed is a contemporary Qatari artist, born in 1993, who works in mixed media, printmaking, sculpture and installation art. She also creates her own homemade inks from medicine that is meant to cure her back ailment. In 2016, Fatima graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar bachelor's degree in Painting and Printmaking and a minor in Art History.  Fatima was part of the Fire station residence programs (2017-2018) and works as a graphic designer in Qatar University.  Fatima’s work focuses on the social anatomy of the Arabian Gulf and how it is changing over time through the perspective of 3naj (Anaj), her fictional character’s world. 


What About Art?

The Fire Station Artists in Residence program is a nine (9) month residency from September 2019 to June 2020.


04 December 2018 - 03 February 2019


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