Riyadh Art

Riyadh Art is the first national public art initiative in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh Art will transform the city of Riyadh into a gallery without walls, and a creative powerhouse for the digital age.

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Tuwaiq International
Sculpture Symposium

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium will consist of 20 sculptors from around the world coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. The Symposium (November 15 – December 5, 2021) is a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting. The work will be on view for 4 days at the end of the Symposium (December 7 - 10, 2021) before moving to various outdoor locations across the city.

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Tuwaiq International
Sculpture Symposium

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium will consist of 20 sculptors from around the world coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. The Symposium (November 15 – December 5, 2021) is a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting. The work will be on view for 4 days at the end of the Symposium (December 7 - 10, 2021) before moving to various outdoor locations across the city.

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Riyadh Art Featured Artists

Riyadh Art features some of the most prominent names in the international art world alongside an expansive roster of emerging and established local and regional artists.

Karin van Ommeren

Karin van Ommeren

Karin van Ommeren studied sculpture at Brussels’ Academy for Fine Art, with a dedicated focus in stone sculpture. In 1993, she won her first prize at an international stone sculpture competition in Taiwan, for which she created a new work for the Taipei Fine Arts Museum.

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Mohammed Al Thagafi

Mohammed Al Thagafi

Muhammad Al Thagafi (born in 1975) is a founding member of the Saudi Society for Fine Arts. Among the pioneers of the Saudi art scene, he is a well-known sculptor locally and internationally. He holds a master’s degree in sculpture from Umm Al-Qura University (2016).

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Kamen Tanev

Kamen Tanev

Kamen Tanev (b. 1973) is an award-winning sculptor with a Masters degree in sculpture from the National Academy Of Fine Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria (2000). Tanev works with bronze, stone, and marble, creating abstract and figurative sculptures.

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VISION

RIYADH ART
INSPIRING CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Integral to Vision 2030, Riyadh Art is one of the largest public art programs being undertaken in the world today. It is one of the four grand projects conceived by the Royal Commission for Riyadh City to transform the capital into a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.

Comprising more than 1,000 original public art installations across the city created by local and international artists, and supported by two major annual festivals, Riyadh Art will enrich lives through creative joyful experiences.

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Riyadh Art

There's choice - and inspiration - for everyone. Ten major programs throughout the city and two annual festivals create a vibe for Riyadh as a city of culture.

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EVENTS

This year’s exciting calendar of events includes a diverse program of festivals, talks, workshops and initiatives.

Dec / Fri 03

The Prominent Presence of Sculpture in the Middle East

Tuwaiq Sculpture artists Ali AlJabri and Haider Alawi Al-Alawi discuss how Middle Eastern sculpture has attracted a global audience.

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Dec / Fri 03

Abstract Faces

In this workshop, participants will learn about the art of abstraction and its basics through the creation of faces using clay. Led by Afnan AlDhaheri from the Madain Center.

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Dec / Fri 03

Making Creative Masks

In this workshop, children will create unique characters and design artistic masks. Led by Hadeel Alhussain from HH Studio.

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Riyadh Art’s ten programs and two festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.

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