The Al Markhiya Gallery at Doha Fire Station presents “Elsewhere,” a group exhibition featuring works by a collective of contemporary Syrian artists who have embarked on an artistic journey after becoming immigrants in foreign lands.
The exhibition invites viewers to explore the artworks crafted by these artists, who carry the tapestry of their Syrian heritage as an intrinsic part of their identity while embracing the colours, textures, and people of their adopted homelands. This duality results in a distinctive form of art, where memories, experiences, and family connections shape their creative perspectives. “Elsewhere” signifies their conscious existence between cultures, as they blend the vibrant hues of their new homes with their native heritage to redefine their identities. In an effort to harmonise their lives, they adapt to the rhythms of a place that is, for them, truly elsewhere. The featured artists include: Bassel Saadi, Bissane Al-Charif, Fares Cachoux, Hasko Hasko, Khaled Takreti, Mohammad Omran, Nour Asalia, Raffi Sarki, Randa Madah, Reem Yassouf and Walid El-Masri
On October 18th at 7 pm, Al Markhiya Gallery at Doha Fire Station will host an artist talk titled “Worlds Between Two Cultures.” The discussion features exhibiting artist Mohamad Omran and is moderated by artist Suzana Joumaa. This event is free and open to the public, offering an opportunity to delve deeper into the art and stories of these artists.
About Al Markhiya Gallery
Al Markhiya Gallery is dedicated to showcasing and supporting a cohort of emerging and established Arab artists, not only in Qatar but also on a global scale. They actively seek partnerships and collaborative ventures with prominent galleries worldwide, fostering a network that facilitates art exchanges and enhances the visibility of local and regional talent.
Al Markhiya Gallery takes a personalised approach, collaborating with individual collectors and corporate clients to assess their requirements and propose collection strategies tailored to their specific interests. Their mission is to contribute to the growth of the Arab art scene, both locally and internationally, by cultivating a robust network of contemporary Arab artists. Al Markhiya Gallery provides exposure opportunities for established and up-and-coming creatives, whether they reside in the region or beyond, through exhibitions and various artistic events.
Location: Doha Fire Station, Qatar
Dates: 17 October – December 2023