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 (TISS) will consist of 20 sculptors from around the world coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. The 22-day Symposium (10th November– 2nd December 2021) is a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting. The work will be on view for 5 days at the end of the Symposium (2nd – 6th December 2021) before moving to various outdoor locations across the city.

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Tuwaiq International
Sculpture Symposium

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium (TISS) will consist of 20 sculptors from around the world coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. The 22-day Symposium (10th November– 2nd December 2021) is a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting. The work will be on view for 5 days at the end of the Symposium (2nd – 6th December 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.

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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Anna Korver

Anna Korver

Anna Korver (b. 1980) currently divides her time between her home in New Plymouth, New Zealand and overseas where she works nationally and internationally on exhibition work and private and public commissions.

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Georgi Minchev

Georgi Minchev

Georgi Minchev (b. 1965) has a Master’s degree in sculpture and theoretical disciplines from St. Cyril and Methodius University, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria (1991), and is a professor in sculpture and theoretical disciplines at the same university, he is the head of the Sculpture Department and a member of UBA, Bulgaria.

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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.

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Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium (TISS) will consist of 20 sculptors from around the world coming together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures. The 22-day Symposium (10th November– 2nd December 2021) is a platform for international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting. The work will be on view for 5 days at the end of the Symposium (2nd – 6th December 2021) before moving to various outdoor locations across the city.

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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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