The Aga Khan Museum presents this summer’s installation, Suspended Together, which floats above the courtyard café in the Museum’s atrium until October, is a flock of 30 birds representing Manal AlDowayan's response to Saudi Arabia’s travel restrictions. The Aga Khan Museum. Toronto, Canada - May - October 2018.
LETTERS: FRAGMENTS OF A MEMORY
Athr Art Gallery, Warehouse 421 and Abu Dhabi Art present a group show featuring 14 artists who draw from landscapes and cityscapes in the Arab world, the show is inspired by the book "Letters to a Young Muslim" by the UAE Ambassador to France, H.E. Omar Saif Ghobash. Warehouse 421. Abu Dhabi, UAE - March - April 2018.
FEMITOPIAS - RAFEAL BOTI FOUNDATION
FEMITOPÍAS: mujeres, feminismo y cultura visual in Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Rafael Botí. Cordoba, Spain - June - September 2018.
MELANCHOLIA - BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION
The exhibition explores issues such as nostalgia for ancient forms and a bygone era; for the depiction of solitude, ruins, and passing time. Boghossian Foundation. Brussles, Belgium - March - August 2018.
YOU ARE FROM ME AND I AM FROM YOU - PUBLIC COMISSION
Comissioned by the Department of Culture and Arts in Abu Dhabi to respond to a UNESCO hertitage site in AlAin Oasis, UAE. November - January 2018.
DESERT TO DELTA: CONTEMPORARY ART IN MEMPHIS
Curated by AMUM, selected work ranges from seemingly traditional manuscript illumination to bold “calligraffiti,” from bronze sculpture to sound and “scent” portraits, from cell-phone photography to multi-media installation. Saudi artists address issues that resonate throughout the world: environmental degradation, economic disparity, urban growth and loss of traditional culture, social inequality of women and minorities, and escalating tensions between and among ideologies. While these concerns may be universal, Saudi artists approach them through the lens of their country’s unique history and forms of cultural expression. the Art Museum of the University of Memphis (AMUM). Memphis, USA - October 8 - Jan 6, 2018.
LECTURES AND TALKS
WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP at CASA ARABE
A two day forum that highlights the current state of leadership among women in all sectors in the MENA region. Casa Arabe. Madrid, Spain - May 8-9, 2018.
NUQAT: THE HUMAN CAPITAL FORUM
Guest speaker at the Human Capital Forum, a two day forum that highlights the importance of investing in creativity for social impact. Kuwait, January 24-25, 2018.
THE FIRST DINNER SYMPOSIUM:
Prologue 3: Art Activism - Feminism - Transcultural Movements:
Invited to present at the final series of an artist-led symposium that discusses current activist and feminist perspectives in Scandinavia and the Middle East. Oslo, Norway - October 21-22, 2017.
Art Imitates Life - By Rania Habib - Architechtural Digest ME, Issue July/August 2018, P. 38
Hitting the Road (Driving) - By Manal AlDowayan - The Forcast Issue: A View Beyond The Horizon, Issue 07, 2018 - Published by The Monocle Magazine.
I Am – By Manal AlDowayan, the Visual Research and Social Justice special issue of Studies in Social Justice Journal.
A creative intervention piece for the Visual Research and Social Justice special issue of Studies in Social Justice Journal. This special issue of Studies in Social Justice (SSJ) as contributing to reflections on and interdisciplinary conversations about visual research that build on considerable existing knowledge, particularly through an emphasis on relationships between visuality and social justice. It focuses, therefore, on qualitative visual research that explores a range of intersections among, for example, filmmaking, photography, digital story telling, visual methodologies, epistemic justice, and social justice processes and interventions. Published December 2017.
Imperfect Cronology: Arab Art from the Modern to the Contemporary - Works from the Barjeel Foundation - Edited by Omar Kholeif with Candy Stobbs - Published by Whitechaple Gallery, London, UK, 2015 - ISBN 978-3-7913-5485-9
do it (In Arabic) - Edited by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hoor AlQassimi - Published by the Sharjah Art Foundation 2016 - ISBN 978-9948-446-72-9
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