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Art Books

Opening 2 May – 4 August 2023

Featured artists:

Abdallah Akar, Abdiaziz Bube Ashir, Ahmed Reffat Soliman, Ali Al-Tajir, Ali Hassan, Bachir Amal, Charles Khoury, Eslam Kamil, Falah Saeedi, Faraj Daham, Hakim Al-Akel, Hamza Bounoua, Hassan Al-Mulla, Hassan Meer, Hilda Hiary, Himat Mohammed Ali, Issa Halloum, Jamal Abdul Rahim, Jehad Almeri, Khaled Hourani, Lulwah Al-Homoud, May Al-Mannai, Mohamed Abou El-Naga, Mohammad Bin Lamin, Nabil Anani, Najat Makki, Nizar Sabour, Ruqaiya Mazar, Salah El-Mur, Salman Al Malek, Thuraya Al-Baqsami, Youssef Abdelke, Zeyneb Chiaa.

al markhiya gallery presents a special group exhibition, ART BOOKS, featuring 33 artists from 21 countries. Art Books showcases both well-known and newly discovered artistic voices who use book structures as their initial inspiration. The participating artists have realised their works in a  multitude of shapes, sizes, and media; employing different methods of bookbinding, paper types, folding, 3D design and other technologies to develop unique canvas on which to expand their visual narratives.

Art books are conceived as an original work of art that uses the book format as inspiration, delivering a distinctive viewing experience. The exhibited artists use both traditional bound book designs and expanded ideas in the form of accordion folded objects, three dimensional cut outs, rolled or scrolled paper, fabric, collage and new media to visually expand their artistic expression.

Ali Hassan (Qatar)
Desert Horse 2
Mixed media on paper
60 x 50 cm
2021

Ali Mohammed Al-Tajer (Iraq)
Maqamat
Mixed Media on Mounting Board
66 x 465 cm
2021

Bachir Amal (Morrocco)
Dream
Mixed technique on paper
47 x 30 cm
2023

Charles Khoury (Lebanon)
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
26 x 225 cm
2023

Abdallah Akar (Tunisia)
Autumn, Poet Huda Daghari
Mixed media on arche paper
152 x 25 cm
2023

Abdiaziz Bube Ashir (Somalia)
Effect
Acrylic on paper
95 x 40 x 29
2023

Ahmed Reffat Soliman (Egypt)
The Concept of Salvation
Mixed media, handmade drawing, and printmaking
68 x 36 x 7 cm
2021

Ahmed Reffat Soliman (Egypt)
Tea and coffee literature
Cotton fiber, linen fiber, sisal thread, handmade drawing, and printmaking.
42 x 30 x 10 cm
2021

Eslam Kamil Ali (Sudan)
Revolution Book
Acrylic on paper
28 x 24 cm
2023

Falah Saeedi (Iraq)
Oryx Herd 1,2
Acrylic on paper
38 x 29 x 70 cm
2023

Faraj Daham (Qatar)
Roll of paper 1
Paper on canvas
40 x 240 cm
2023

Hassan Bounoua (Algeria)
You and Me
Mixed media ink and Forax on carton box
72 x 50 x 8 cm
2023

Hassan Mulla (Qatar)
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
143 x 64 cm
2022

Hassan Mulla (Qatar)
Untitled
Acrylic on paper
143 x 64 cm
2022

Hassan Meer (Oman)
Unknown faces
Drawing on cylinder wood
42 x 18 cm
2023

Hassan Meer (Oman)
Faces and dialogues
Digital drawings
100 x 20.5 cm
2022

Hilda Hiary (Jordan)
Letters
Mixed media on paper
41 x 41 cm
2020

Hilda Hiary (Jordan)
Sketches
Mixed media on paper
40 x 30 cm
2020

Himat Mohammed Ali (Iraq)
Letter to Ishtar
Mixed media on paper
45 x 375 cm
2000-2012

Issa Halloum (Lebanon)
The Garden
Oil on paper
20 x 95 cm
2022

Jamal Abdul Rahim (Bahrain)
Mawqefi & Al Mawaqif
(Limited edition of 50)
Etching on copper & relief
Calligraphy in thuluth font
43 x 33 cm
2009

Jehad Al-Ameri (Jordan)
Shadow in Granada
Mixed media on paper
25 x 200 cm
2023

Khaled Hourani (Palestine)
Pages from the book of caution 2
Mixed media on cardboard
70 x 48 cm
2017

Khaled Hourani (Palestine)
Pages from the book of caution 1
Mixed media on cardboard
70 x 48 cm
2017

Lulwah Al-Homoud (Saudi Arabia)
Growing Cubes
Lenticular Print with 3 flips
70 x 70 cm
2014

May Al-Mannai (Qatar)
The Star
Mixed media
29 x 35 cm
2023

May Al-Mannai (Qatar)
Tale of a book #1009
Mixed media
51 x 15 x 5 cm
2023

Mohammed Abou El-Naga (Egypt)
Red, White, Black
Cotton, papyrus, textile and mixed media
36 x 25 cm
2022

Mohammed Abou El-Naga (Egypt)
Red, White, Black
Cotton, papyrus, textile and mixed media
36 x 25 cm
2022

Mohammed Abou El-Naga (Egypt)
Red, White, Black
Cotton, papyrus, textile and mixed media
36 x 25 cm
2022

Mohammad Bin Lamin (Libya)
From the village tales series
Acrylic, Ink and other materials
25 x 40 cm
2023

Nabil Anani (Palestine)
Untitled
Mixed Media on Paper
42 x 32 cm
2022

Najat Makki (UAE)
Untitled
New media museum acrylic
85 x 50 x 50 cm
2022

Nizar Sabour (Syria)
Antara and Abla
Greetings to Abu Subhi al-Tijani
Mixed media on wood
30 X 25
2013

Ruqaiya Mazar (Oman)
From Home 1
Black ball pen, water color & collage
10.5 x 14.8 cm
2021 – 2022

Salah El-Mur (Sudan)
Untitled
Acrylic on a book cover of canvas
16 x 25 cm
2023

Salah El-Mur (Sudan)
Untitled
Acrylic on a book cover of canvas
16 x 25 cm
2023

Salah El-Mur (Sudan)
Untitled
Acrylic on a book cover of canvas
16 x 25 cm
2023

Salman Al-Malek (Qatar)
Features
Acrylic on a paper
75 x 30 cm
2018

Salman Al-Malek (Qatar)
Diary
Acrylic on a paper
55 x 45 cm

Salman Al Malek (Qatar)
Expectation
Acrylic on a paper
83 x 50 cm
2020

Thuraya Al-Baqsami (Kuwait)
Book of the Dreams
Mixed media on Paper
26 x 26 cm
2023

Thuraya Al-Baqsami (Kuwait)
A good luck charm
Mixed media on paper
30 x 130 cm
2023

Yousef Abdelke (Syria)
Baghdad
Charcoal and Acrylic on paper
63 x 28 x 17 cm
2023

Zeyneb Chiaa Mansour (Mauritania)
Chess Secrets
Collage, mixed technique
87 x 106 cm
2023