“On Purpose” the 8th Edition of Young Saudi Artists Exhibition at ATHR Foundation curated by Rami Farook

‘On Purpose’ 8th edition of YSA

ATHR Foundation, in collaboration with ATHR Gallery, introduces the 8th edition of its Young Saudi Artists (YSA) exhibition series, a biannual initiative dedicated to showcasing emerging artistic talents from Saudi Arabia. Under the banner of the ATHR Foundation, the YSA program continues to be a beacon for Saudi-based artists, providing a platform for their creative expression. The latest exhibition, titled “On Purpose,” marks the program’s debut in Riyadh and stands as the most extensive YSA showcase to date, featuring works by 25 emerging artists.

‘On Purpose’ 8th edition of YSA

Curated by artist and curator Rami Farook and a selection committee comprising Ayman Yossri Daydban, Dur Kattan, Wejdan Reda, Hamza Serafi, and Solafa Rawas, “On Purpose” explores the theme of purpose through diverse artistic mediums. This exhibition serves as a testament to the rich diversity and creative prowess of young Saudi artists. Each of the 25 participants offers a unique perspective on the concept of purpose, providing attendees with a firsthand experience of the depth and breadth of Saudi Arabia’s art scene.

The selected artists for “On Purpose” include Afnan Albladi, Ali Almusa, Aseel Alamoudi, Aziz Alsemary, Danah, Deema Sabbagh, Eissa Attar, Faris Abdulaziz, Federico Acciardi, Hafsa Alkhudairi, Hayfa Algwaiz, Latifa Albokhari, Maram Alsuliman, Moothy Al-Nwaisir, Nasreen Jamal Al Lail, Omnia Abdulgadir, Rashed Alsubaie, Salih Albarrak, Sarah Albaiz, Sumayah Fallatah, Taha Baageel, Tamara Kalo, Yasser Alzahrani, Yusef Fageeh, and Zahiyah Alraddadi.

“On Purpose” is open to the public until March 18th, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in the narratives and expressions of purpose brought forth by the emerging artists.

‘On Purpose’ 8th edition of YSA

About Rami Farook

Rami Farook, born in 1981 in Dubai, is a multifaceted artist, curator, patron, and producer, primarily based in Dubai and occasionally in Zanzibar and Saudi Arabia. With a keen interest in sociocultural development, hospitality, new media, and technology, Rami navigates the realms of art while balancing the responsibilities of caring for his parents and children. As a self-taught individual, Rami is dedicated to instigating social change in understanding and behaviour, emphasising the broad scope of artistic possibilities and responsibilities. His diverse practice employs various mediums and methods, offering a blend of self and social information, education, entertainment, and intervention. Rami’s artistic process is characterised by its emotional, impulsive, collaborative, and communal nature. He firmly believes that, as an artist, any endeavour has the potential to be considered art.

Location: Ethr Residency, Riyadh

Dates: November 18, 2023 to March 18, 2024



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