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Ahmed Mater

Abha, Saudi Arabia

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Physician turned artist, Ahmed Mater is one of the most significant cultural voices documenting contemporary Saudi Arabia. Forging an ongoing, complex mapping of the Kingdom, his practice explores collective memories to uncover and record histories. The historical, geographical, and topical breadth of his research-led inquiries are sharpened by the incisive actions of his conceptual works.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Stand in The Pathway and See, Galleria Continua – Les Moulins, Paris, France.

2018 Drum roll, please, King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia.

2018 Ahmed Mater: Mecca Journeys, Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA.

2017 Mitochondria: Powerhouse, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy.

2016 Symbolic Cities, Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington DC, USA.

2014 CULTURUNNERS U.S. TOUR LAUNCH, Rothko Chapel, Houston, USA.

2014 100 Found Objects, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

2010 Ahmed Mater at Vinyl Factory, Vinyl Factory, London, UK.


Group Exhibitions

2019 Biennale d'Architecture d'Orléans: Years of Solitude, Frac Centre-Val de Loire, Orléans, France.

2019 Longing for Mecca, Tropen Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2018 Through the Spectrum, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2017 Cities of Conviction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA.

2017 Epicenter X, Arab American National Museum, Detroit, USA.

2017 Letters: Fragments of a Memory, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2016 A History, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany.

2014 Never Never Land, Edge of Arabia Gallery, London, UK.

2014 Here and Elsewhere, New Museum, New York, USA.

2014 A Crisis of History, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014 Arab Contemporary: Architecture, Culture and Identity, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark.

2013 EOA Edition #1, Edge of Arabia Gallery, London, UK.

2013 Echoes: Islamic Art and Contemporary Practice, Nelson Atkins Museum, Kansas City, USA.

2013 Home Works 6, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon.

2013 25 Years of Arab Creativity, Institute de Monde Arab, Paris.

2013 Hajj: The Journey Through Art, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.

2013 Sharjah Biennial 11: Re:Emerge Towards a New Cultural Cartography, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

2012 Light from the Middle East, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK.

2012 #COMETOGETHER, Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK.

2012 Edge of Arabia, Galerie Krinzinger.

2012 Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, British Museum, London, UK.

2012 We Need to Talk, Al Furisiya Marina & Mall, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

2011 The Future of a Promose: 54th Venice Biennale, Magazzini del Sale, Venice, Italy.

2011 Terminal, DIFC, Dubai, UAE.

2010 TRANSiTION, Sanat Lĩmani, Istanbul, Turkey.

2010 Grey Borders/Grey Frontiers, Torstrasse 1, Berlin, Germany.

2009 53rd Venice Biennale: Edge of Arabia, Palazzo Polignac, Venice, Italy.

2009 53rd Venice Biennale: The Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage, Spazio Thetis, Arsenale, Venice, Italy.

2008 The Other: The 11th International Cairo Biennale, Cairo, Egypt.

2008 Edge of Arabia, Brunei Gallery – School of African and Eastern Studies, London, UK.

2007 Still Life: Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.

2006 Word into Art: Artists of the Modern Middle East, British Museum, London, UK.

2004 Shatta, Jeddah Atelier for Fine Arts, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.