Manal AlDowayan

Manal AlDowayan es una artista Saudí, que vive y trabaja en Dubai (EAU) y Dhahran (Arabia Saudita). Nacida en Dahran (Arabia Saudita) en 1973.


Abrazando diversos medios, el trabajo de Manal AlDowayan abarca la fotografía en blanco y negro, la escultura, vídeo, sonido, neón e instalaciones participativas a gran escala. Su práctica artística gira en torno a temas como el olvido activo, los archivos y la memoria colectiva, con un especial énfasis en el estado de las mujeres sauditas y su representación.
 

Ha documentado grupos sociales como los hombres y mujeres del petróleo en Arabia Saudita en su obra If I Forget You Don’t Forget Me y ha abordado el impacto de los medios de comunicación de masas en la propagación de borrado intencional de identidades en su proyecto Crash, destacando la no identificación de profesores de Arabia Saudita que mueren en accidentes de coche en su país natal. Sus proyectos participativos han atraído a cientos de mujeres a utilizar el arte como una nueva plataforma para hacer frente a la injusticia social como en los proyectos Tree of Guardians, Esmi-My Name, y Suspended Together.
 

En 2014 Manal fue el recipiente del NYU Abu Dhabi Fellowship y a principios de 2015 fue invitada a la Robert Rauschenberg Residency en Captiva, Florida (E.E.U.U.). Manal ha expuesto su obra en Prospect 3 New Orleans-The American Biennale (2014/15), en muestras colaterales a la Bienal de Venecia (en 2009 y 2011), y en museos de todo el mundo como el Gawngju Museum en Corea del Sur, el Louisiana Museum of Modern Art en Dinamarca, el Victoria and Albert Museum en Reino Unido y Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art en Qatar. Su trabajo es parte de colecciones públicas en The British Museum, Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art y Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art, entre otros.

 

CV – Manal AlDowayan

 

Educación


2003    MSC. Information Systems Analysis and design. London Metropolitan University. Londres, Reino Unido
1999    BSBA. Computer Information Systems. Suffolk University. Boston, E.E.U.U.

Exposiciones individuales

 

2017    I am here. Rojas + Rubensteen Projects. Miami, EEUU.

2017    And I, will I forget? Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2016   And I, will I forget?  NYU. Nueva York, E.E.U.U.

2015   I had no wings - Alsekal Avenue. Dubai, EAU

2014  Crash - MATHAF Arab Museum of Modern Art. Doha, Qatar

2014  Crash - Cuadro Fine Art Gallery. Dubai, EAU

2013  Journey of Belonging - Athr Gallery. Jeddah, Arabia Saudí

2013  The State of Disappereance - Cuadro Fine Art Gallery. Dubai, EAU

2012  Esmi (My Name) - Cuadro Fine Art Gallery. Dubai, EAU

2012  If I forget You Don't Forget Me - Cuadro Fine Art Gallery. Dubai, EAU

2012  The Samawi Collection II - Ayyam Gallery. Dubai, EAU

2012  The Samawi Collection II - Katara Galleries. Doha, Qatar

2010  And We Were Speaking Through Silence - Sultan Gallery. Kuwait City, Kuwait

2010  And We Had No Shared Dreams. Dubai, EAU

2009  Bastakia during Dubai Art Fair

2009  Landscapes of the Mind. Dubai, EAU

 

Exposiciones colectivas

 

2017     Bayn – The in-between. Warehouse 421. Abu Dhabi, EAU.

2017     Safar. Gate 2 Gold Moor Mall. Jeddah, KSA.

2016    Barjeel Art Foundation. Imperfect Chronology - Mapping the Contemporary II. Whitechapel Gallery. London, UK 

2016    Homeground Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation. Maraya Art Centre. Sharjah, EUA. 

2016    Genera#ion جير. The Minnesota Project. San Francisco, EEUU. 

2016    Illumination - New contemporary art at Louisiana. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebæk, Dinamarca.

2016    Barjeel Art Foundation. Imperfect Chronology – Mapping the Contemporary II. Whitechapel Gallery. Londres, Reino Unido.

2016    Looking at the World Around You. Contemporary Works from Qatar Museums. - Sala de Arte Santander - Fundación Banco Santander, Madrid, España

2016    Do it - Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah, EAU

2015    Walls and Margins - Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, EAU

2015    Home Ground - AGA Khan Museum, Toronto, Canadá

2015    What is Home? - Pump House Gallery, Londres, Reino Unido

2015    The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Yay Gallery, Baku, Azerbaijan

2015    FotoFest: View From Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art -Emirates Palace Gallery, Abu Dhabi, EAU

2015    Collacurating: Sculptural Perspectives - Dubai, EAU

2015    Anonymous Was A Woman - Hafez Gallery, Jeddah, Arabia Saudí

2015    Islamic Art Now: Contemporary Art Of The Middle East - LA Country Museum, Los Angeles, USA

2014    The Other Sky - JAMM Dubai, Dubai, EAU

2014    Prospect.3: Notes for Now - Prospect New Orleans, Nueva Oreleans, USA

2014    Songs of Loss and Songs of Love - Gwangju Art Museum, Gwangju, Corea del Sur

2014    The Other and Me - Sharjah International Photography Exhibition, Sharjah Museum, EAU

2014    FotoFest 2014 - View From Inside - FotoFest Biennial, Houston, E.E.U.U.

2014    Arab Contemporary - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebæk, Dinamarca

2014    Paintings, Sculptures & Projects Garden, Mathaf - Museum of Modern Arab Art, Doha, Qatar.

2014    Mualgat Exhibition as part of the Jeddah Arts - Jeddah, Arabia Saudí

2014    Now Babylon, architectural exhibition - Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebæk, Dinamarca

2013    Against the Grain - CAP Kuwait. Kuwait City, Kuwait

2013    ICA Film Screening: Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture. Cinema on the Steps - Londres, Reino Unido

2013    Mind/Body exhibition - Dubai, EAU

2012    A Subtle Perfume - CAN Foundation - Space CAN, Seúl, Corea del Sur

2012    Light from the Middle East: About the Exhibition - Victoria & Albert Museum - V&A, Londres, Reino Unido

2012   I Am. Harnessing 21st Century Challenges: A Focus on Women - Clinton Foundation, Arkansas, E.E.U.U.

2012    #cometogether - Old Truman Brewery, Londres, Reino Unido

2012    Soft Power - AIAan Art Center, Riyadh, Arabia Saudí

2012    The Samawi Collection II - Ayyam Gallery - Beirut, Líbano

2012    Simply Words? - AB Gallery - Lucerna, Suiza

2012    Domination, Hegemony and The Panopticon - Traffic, Dubai, EAU

2012    Edge of Arabia Jeddah: We Need to Talk - Al Furusiya Marina, Jeddah, Arabia Saudí

2012    Edge Of Arabia Jeddah: We Need To Talk - EOA Projects, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, Reino Unido

2011    Metropolis. city life in the urban age 2011 - Noorderlicht Photo Festival, Groningen, Holanda

2011    Freedom to Create - National Gallery of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Sarajevo, Bosnia

2011    The Future of a Promise - Collateral exhibition, Venice Biennale 2011 - Magazzini del Sale, Venecia, Italia

2011    The Bravery Of Being Out Of Range - Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Arabia Saudí

2011    Freedom to Create - Galerie Mirchandani + Steinruecke, Bombay, India

2011    Strike Oppose - Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, EAU

2011    Freedom to Create - Ana Tzarev Gallery, Nueva York, USA

2011    Righ Here Right Now - ​Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, EAU

2011    Edge Of Arabia - ​Termina, Dubai, EAU

2011    Look Beyond - ​Opec Fund for International Development, Viena, Austria

2010    Peripheral Vision - Maraya Art Centre - Barjeel Art Foundation, Sharjah, EAU

2010    Once Upon A Time - Bait Muzna Gallery, Muscat, Omán

2010    Fluid Form I - Contemporary Art from Arab Countries. Seúl, Corea del Sur

2010    Grey Borders/Grey Frontiers. Saudi Contemporary Art comes to Berlin. Berlín, Alemania

2009    Journey into Art - Khobar, Arabia Saudí

2009    Nawafith (Windows) - Saudi Italian Artist Exchange, Exhibit Roma, Italia

2008    Edge Of Arabia: Contemporary Art From Saudi Arabia - Venecia, Italia

2008    Edge Of Arabia: Contemporary Art From Saudi Arabia - Londres, Reino Unido

2008    Reorientations, Exhibit. Bruselas, Bélgica

2008    The Right to Space, Manama, Bahrein

2007    Regards de Femmes (through the Eyes of Women), Riyadh, Arabia Saudí

2007    Self-Representation in the Arabian Gulf: Perspectives in Photography and Video - Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar - VCUQ, Doha, Qatar

2007    Common Ground - Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah, EAU

2007    British Foreign Trade Office, Khobar, Arabia Saudí

2007    Nawafith (Windows) - Exhibit. Riyadh, Arabia Saudí

2007    The City and the Street - Circle 4. Muscat, Omán

2006    National Oil Companies Meeting in Sauidi Arabia, Khobar, Arabia Saudí

2006    Gallery of Social and Political Art, Boston, E.E.U.U.

2006    Saudi Aramco Art Group, Dhahran, Arabia Saudí

2006    StarSight Project, Dubai, EAU

2006    Riwaq Gallery, Manawa, Bahrein

2006    Common Ground Exhibit arabian Gulf region

2005    Thahab - Exhibition Dhahran, Arabia Saudí

2004    International Sudent House Photo Exhibit, Londres, Reino Unido

2003    Looking Through The Glass Exhibit - Burgos, España

2003    International Museum of Women, San Francisco, E.E.U.U.

 

Ferias de Arte

 

2017     Art Brussels. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Bruselas, Bélgica.

2017     The Armory Show. Sabrina Amrani Gallery,. New York, USA.

2017     ARACOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Madrid, Spain.

2016     ArtBo . Sabrina Amrani Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.

 

Residencias

 

2015    Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Captiva, E.E.U.U.

2014    The Project Room. Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art. Doha, Qatar

2011    The Townhouse Gallery. Cairo, Egipto

2010    Cuadro Gallery Residency Program. Dubai, EAU

2009    Delfina Foundation. Londres, Reino Unido

 

Premios

 

2014    Arab Women Award: Artist of the year

 

Publicaciones

 

Home Ground Contemporary Art from the Barjeel Art Foundation. Published by The Aga Khan Museum. 2015. ISBN: 978-1-926473-05-5

Color and Line - The Naqvi Collection. Published by The Naqvi Collection. 2015. ISBN: 978-9948-18-110-1

Summer Autumn Winter ... and Spring: Conversations with Artists from the Arab World, by Sam Bardouil and Till Fellrath.  Skira Publishing Group

Prospect.3: Notes For Now, by Franklin Sirmans and contributions by Christin Y. Kim and Rita Gonzalez. Prestel Publishing. ISBN: 978-37-9135-403-3

View From Inside - Contemporary Arab Photography, Video, and Mixed Media Art. FotoFest Houston. ISBN: 978 - 90-5330-825-7

Arab Contemporary - Architecture and Identity. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. ISBN: 978-87-92877-24-6

Light from the Middle East: New Photography. V&A Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-86930-557-8

If I Forget You, Don’t Forget Me. Cuadro Publications. ISBN: 978-9948-16-986-4

Arab Photography Now, edited by Rose Issa and Michket Krifa. ISBN: 978-3-86828-189-7

Metropolis: City Life in the Urban Age Noorderlicht, edited by Wim Melis and Ton Broekhuis. ISBN: 978-90-76703-46-6

Edge of Arabia. Edge of Arabia. ISBN: 978-0-9561146-1-8

Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior and His Legacy, by Michael Darlow and Barbara Bray. ISBN: 978-0-7043-7181-1

Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women. International Museum of Women. Editor Paula Goldman, March 2006, pages 194-195

Self-Representation in the Arabian Gulf – Perspectives in Photography and Video. Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar. ISBN: 978-1-934253

Common Ground. Catalogue for Common Ground at Sharjah Art Museum, British Council

 

Colecciones públicas

 

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. Dhahran, Arabia Saudí

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Humlebæk, Dinamarca

The British Museum. Londres, Reino Unido

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Los Angeles, E.E.U.U.

Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art. Doha, Qatar

Jordan Gallery of Fine Arts. Amman, Jordania

Abdul Latif Jameel Foundation. Londres, Reino Unido

Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH). Abu Dhabi, EAU

Nadour Foundation. Berlín, Alemania

Barjeel Foundation. Sharjah, EAU