“SAKHA” – Yousef Ahmad

About the Exhibition:

a solo exhibition of new works by Yousef Ahmad.
1 November 2022 – 10 February 2023

Yousef Ahmed is a pioneer of Qatar’s modern art movement. Inspired by the flat desert of Qatar’s landscape, Ahmed creates textured abstractions overlaid with Arabic calligraphy.

As a child, Ahmed recalls drawing on the outside walls with coal leftover from the stove and he has since dedicated his practice to forging a local aesthetic. The artist thus draws from the natural environment through his choice of colour, texture, and materials, which he often makes himself.

Born in Qatar, Ahmed trained at Helwan University in Cairo, returning to Qatar in 1976, when he was appointed manager of the Culture and Arts Department within the Ministry of Information. In 1982, he traveled to California to pursue a master’s degree in painting at Mills College, during which time he transitioned to working on a large scale. When he returned to Qatar, he taught art appreciation at Qatar University, a position he held for over 20 years.

A close friend of Sheikh Hassan bin Mohamed bin Ali Al Thani, Ahmed played a role in building the collection which would eventually become Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, an institution for which he continues to serve as an art consultant. Ahmed’s mixed media works are held in important collections throughout the world, including the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Yousef Ahmed lives and works in Qatar

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 1
Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 2
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 3
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 4
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 5
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 6
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 7
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 8
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2021

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 9
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 10
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 11
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 12
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 13
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 14
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 15
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 16
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 17
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 18
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 19
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 20
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 21
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 22
 Oil on wood
18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 23
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 24
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 25
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 26
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 27
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 28
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 29
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 30
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 31
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 32
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 33
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 34
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 35
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 36
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 37
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 38
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 39
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 40
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 41
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 42
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 43
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 44
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 45
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 46
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 47
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 48
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 49
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 50
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 51
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 52
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 53
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 54
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 55
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 56
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 57
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 58
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 59
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 60
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 61
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 62
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 63
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 64
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 65
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 66
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 67
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 68
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 69
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 70
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 71
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 72
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 73
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 74
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 75
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 76
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 77
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 78
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 79
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 80
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 81
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 82
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 83
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 84
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 85
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 86
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 87
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022

Yousef Ahmad
SAKHA 89
Oil on wood
Size: 18.5 x 13.5 cm
Year: 2022.