Young Saudi Artists, 2012

Feb 21 – Mar 20, 2012

Young Saudi Artists, 2012

Feb 21 – Mar 20, 2012

This year marks the first major public contemporary art exhibition in Saudi Arabia, bringing to light the breadth and depth of the existing Saudi Art scene. In support of this new spirit of expression and dialogue, Athr Gallery is proud to present the second edition of the Young Saudi Artists exhibition. The exhibition will show the works of twenty-three up and coming new artists, across a range of styles and mediums. The exhibition demonstrates primarily, the continuity and particularly, the growth of the Saudi art scene, showing that it is expanding, thriving and here to stay.

Many claim that the environment of Saudi Arabia and its conservative and traditionalist nature is not conducive to contemporary art. The Young Saudi Artists exhibition demonstrates that not only is it conducive to the production of art, but it is this very nature that sets that art apart.  It forces young people to search for alternative means of expression and imbues their work with subtlety and multiple layers of meaning. The Young Saudi Artists continue to explore current realities, push boundaries, challenge stereotypes and engage each other on a platform where Individual artistic identities are made known; some free from the stigma of locality and others a testimony to it.

Exhibiting Artists:

Sara Al Abdali

Heba Abed

Lujain Abulfaraj

Namir Alireza

Ahaad Al Amoudi

Mala’a Al Amoudi

Zeina Badran

Rawan Al Barakati

Najla Al Bassam

Mohsen Al Dajani

Soraya Darwish


Rahaf Al Ghoneim


Noura Al Mazrooe

Jawaher Al Mhanna

Mahmoud Naseem

Arwa Al Naeemi

Mona Al Qahtani

Rami Al Qthami

Suzan Al Quasmi

Redwan Al Reemi

Awatef Al Safwan