Ahmed Al-Bahrani

Ahmed Al Bahrani is a sculptor who discovered his passion for art as a child, molding clay on the riverbanks of his hometown. He graduated from the Fine Arts Institute in Baghdad in 1988 and taught sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad from 1992-1994.

In 1994, Al Bahrani left Iraq due to political reasons, which influenced his work and led him to explore themes of loss. Since arriving in Qatar in 1999, he has been involved in significant projects, using various materials to address contemporary issues. His sculptures, monuments, and murals can be found in cities worldwide. Al Bahrani has also completed public art commissions in Iraq, Qatar, and the Middle East, employing different mediums such as painting, printmaking, and reliefs.

Notable works include “The Challenge” (2015), a series of bronze sculptures depicting large hands reaching for the sky, commissioned for the 24th Men’s Handball World Championships in Qatar. Another significant piece is “A Message of Peace to the World,” located at Hamad International Airport in Doha, which honors the work of Reach Out to Asia (ROTA), a non-profit organization supporting education in underprivileged Asian countries.

Al Bahrani has recently designed the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Trophy and a sculpture for the International Anti-Corruption Excellence Award in Rwanda, both commissioned by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. His work has been exhibited internationally, including Iraq, Yemen, Beirut, New York, and Qatar. Al Bahrani is the co-founder of Mimar Gallery in Doha, where he currently resides and works.

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