Shouq Al Mana

Shouq Al Mana is a contemporary Qatari artist who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Painting and Printmaking from Virginia Commonwealth University. Recurring themes in her work include culture, unity and identity. Her current practice spans painting, sculpture and installation art. Al-Mana interprets  history through symbolism imbued with a synthesis of the past and present.

She was selected to represent Qatar by Generation Amazing and had the honour of collaborating with photographer Michael Muller. Generation Amazing’s project with CORE, a non-profit organization, a fundraiser for Haiti in December of 2019.

In 2022, Shouq received international acclaim for her recent sculpture “Egal,” in which she utilized cultural symbolism to pay homage to Qatari heritage and traditions that have been passed down through generations. Moreover, the work is an emblem of the spirit of collective resistance. Later in that year, she was interviewed and featured in the “Fan lelhaya” show in BBC Arabic to talk about her sculpture Egal and the concept behind it.

Al-Mana also took part in a sustainability campaign with Qatar Museums in conjunction with the World Cup, creating a unique water bottle along with 22 other artists that would serve as an incentive to use refillable bottles. In 2023, Shouq was invited to speak in a panel at the Art for Tomorrow conference in Florence, Italy alongside other international guests.

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