Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa standing next to her paintings in her studio at the Fire Station.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa

Ruwad Artist

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa is a Qatari visual artist, one of the pioneers of art in Qatar. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in applied arts from Cairo University. She is one of the first females in the country to study and practice art professionally and is a founding member of the Qatar Fine Arts Association. She has occupied posts in Qatar TV’s production department as an interior designer and a production supervisor.

Her work was exhibited internationally in Kuwait, London, Paris, Tunis, and locally in Qatar Museums Gallery Alriwaq, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, al markhiya gallery, and Al Hosh Gallery, among others.


Wafika Sultan Al-Essa participated in the following residencies: 

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Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa standing next to her paintings in her studio at the Fire Station.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa, Ruwad in Residence, 2021-22.

Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa’s studio at the Fire Station with paintings on the wall and a desk with art materials.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa, Ruwad in Residence, 2021-22.

Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa working in the corner of her studio at the Fire Station.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa, Ruwad in Residence, 2021-22.

Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa working in the corner of her studio at the Fire Station.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa, Ruwad in Residence, 2021-22.

Ruwad Artist Wafika Sultan Al-Essa working in back of her studio at the Fire Station.

Wafika Sultan Al-Essa, Ruwad in Residence, 2021-22.

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