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Qatari and Arab contemporary artists wishing to be considered for an exhibition with al markhiya gallery are requested to provide the gallery, in person or through the gallery’s email, with their current CV, images of their artwork including year, size, medium and price. Once this information is received it will be forwarded to our selection committee which meets three times a year. Should the committee decide favorably you will be contacted by the gallery.

email us: info@almarkhiyagallery.com
List of Artists
The permanent collection of al markhiya gallery contains art in different formats from across the Arab world and the Middle East. It currently includes paintings, textiles, photography, glasswork and wood and clay sculptures.

The gallery will continue to acquire new work in order to grow its diverse and rich collection. As part of its mission to promote and support emerging and established artists it seeks to build and foster connections that span geography, art forms and generations.

al markhiya gallery aims to evolve into one of the most eclectic and representative displays of Arab and Middle Eastern talent. In a single location visitors will have access to the work of celebrated artists and those whose names are likely to gain greater familiarity in the future.
Vision
To promote Arab art locally and globally by building a regional and international network that offers our established and emerging artists exposure beyond their geographical boundaries.
Mission
al markhiya gallery was established with a mission to promote and represent a distinctive group of emerging and established Arab artists in Qatar, the region and throughout the world.

al markhiya gallery seeks partnerships with major galleries throughout the world. This network will facilitate exchanges of exhibitions and increase exposure for local and regional talent.

Through its network al markhiya gallery will act as a consultant to individual and corporate clients in assessing their needs and proposing consistent collection strategies that reflect their interests.
Souq Waqif
al markhiya opened its doors in October 2008 in Souq Waqif where we remained until 2014.

About the Gallery
In December 2014, al markhiya gallery relocated to its “temporary” home, now a permanent home, at Katara Art Center. In September 2017 the gallery opened its second location at The Fire Station in a two-story modern loft space. In both locations, the gallery’s season runs from September through the end of May with exhibitions changing every six to eight weeks. Opening night at the gallery includes the exhibiting artist who is present, and which offers our clients and guests the opportunity to meet and discuss the artwork. During the summer months the gallery exhibits art from our permanent collection and from previous seasons.
The Logo
Al Markhiya is an old neighborhood in Doha. The initial inspiration for the logo came from the shape of the neighborhood as seen from aerial photographs. By combining the angular shapes in the aerial view with a half butterfly, an interesting form emerges that resembles a butterfly with two different wings. These wings represent the emerging and established Arab artists who live either in the Arab world or beyond its boundaries. The flecks of color in the logo, as on an artist’s palette, represent al markhiya gallery’s variety of artists, its geographical search for the best exhibits and its inspirational collection. Black typography was chosen to provide a stable base for the flying forms.
40 Minus
al markhiya gallery seeks to encourage new artistic talent and to highlight their achievements.

40 Minus is the gallery’s flagship event. Taking place several times a year, it features a minimum of two Arab artists below the age of 40 whose work shows considerable promise.

Our aim is to encourage young artists, who are not yet ready for a solo show, to exhibit in the same space of our gallery as their more established peers. 40 Minus gives emerging artists exposure in our gallery while at the same time providing us with knowledge about up and coming talent. The event also serves as a networking forum for emerging artists. It is hoped that many of the 40 Minus artists will go on to solo exhibitions with us in the future.

The work of well known and established Arab artists will continue to be shown in the same venue allowing visitors to experience the region’s artistic talent.

Exhibiting artists will be selected by an expert committee.
Activities
• Organizing high-quality exhibitions of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures to promote Arab and Qatari artists.
• Providing advice in art collecting including collection strategies.
• Site evaluations to define specific art needs.
• Delivering and installing artwork.
• Framing of art work.
• Commissioned art pieces.
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Art Institutions
Institut du Monde Arabe
www.imarabe.org
British Museunm
www.britishmuseum.org
Saatchi Gallery London
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Metropolitan Meseum of Art. NYC
www.metmuseum.org
Sackler Museum, Harvard University
www.harvardartmuseum.org
Victoria and Albert Museum, Jameel Gallery
www.vam.ac.uk
Arab American National Museum
www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
www.cccb.org/en/
Egyptian Modern Art Museum
www.modernartmuseum.gov.eg/
Darat al Funun, Jordan
www.daratalfunun.org
Edge of Arabia contemporary art from Saudi Arabia
www.edgeofarabia.com
Shaikh Ebrahim Center and Bin Matar House
www.shaikhebrahimcenter.org
Canvas Magazine
www.canvasonline.com
Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon
www.apeal-lb.org
Sharjah Art Museum
www.sharjahmuseums.ae

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Location
On 26 September 2017, al markhiya gallery opened its second exhibition space at The Fire Station. This space will continue the gallery’s mission- the promotion, exhibition and sale of established and emerging contemporary Qatari and Arab artists.

al markhiya gallery’s “temporary” exhibition space at Katara Art Center has become a permanent exhibition space. We will continue to showcase contemporary Qatari and Arab art.

We have permanently closed our office in Souq Waqif Art Center.

For further information please visit www.kataraartcenter.com and www.firestation.org.qa
Contact Us

a1 The Fire Station
a2 Katara Art Center
m 00974 6 609 9687 / 00974 6 600 8750
p 5581 Doha Qatar
e info@almarkhiyagallery.com

www.almarkhiyagallery.com
Opening Hours

@Katara Art Center
Saturday: 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: closed

@The Firestation
Saturday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday: by appointment