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Noor Riyadh

Launched in 2021, Noor Riyadh is a new citywide annual festival of light and art consisting of numerous public art installations across Riyadh city, an awe-inspiring exhibition of light art; and a diverse program of talks, tours, workshops and events.

EVENTS

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

Family | Ongoing
From 18 Mar, Thu
To 12 Jun, Mon

Light Upon Light: Activity Booklets

Educate and inspire children with Noor Riyadh’s ACTIVITY BOOKLETS designed for age groups between 5 to 8, 8 to 3 and 13+ to explore the theme of light and examine and discover the works of art beyond a visit to the exhibition ‘Light Upon Light: Light Art since the 1960s’.

Free Online
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Tour | Ongoing
From 01 Apr, Thu
To 12 Jun, Mon

Light Upon Light Exhibition Virtual Tour

Visit Noor Riyadh from anywhere and anytime! Our virtual tours allow you to step in and explore one of the greatest exhibitions of light art, from the comfort of your home.

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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.

Angelo Bonello

Angelo Bonello

Italy

Angelo Bonello (b. 1971) is an Italian artist whose visual capacity and stylistic approach is based on the dimensional distortion of scenic space and landscape.

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Anila Quayyum Agha

Anila Quayyum Agha

Pakistan / United States

Anila Quayyum Agha (b. 1965) is a Pakistani-American artist who works in a cross-disciplinary fashion with mixed media. She creates artwork that explores global politics, cultural multiplicity, mass media, and social and gender roles in our current cultural and global ...

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Squidsoup

Squidsoup

United Kingdom

Squidsoup (est. 1997) uses digital technologies to create immersive experiences in a broad range of spaces, from art galleries and commercial venues to live public outdoor spaces and events.

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Lulwah Al Homoud

Lulwah Al Homoud

Saudi Arabia

Lulwah Al Homoud (b. 1967) is a Saudi, international award-winning artist who started her career in London after finishing her MA degree in art from Central Saint Martins.

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Christopher Bauder​

Christopher Bauder​

Germany

Christopher Bauder​ (b.1973) is a light and media artist. He is the creative director of design studio WHITEvoid and the founder and managing director of the innovative lighting technology manufacturer KINETIC LIGHTS.

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Muhannad Shono

Muhannad Shono

Saudi Arabia

Muhannad Shono (b. 1977) is a Saudi artist whose multidisciplinary practice includes ink on paper, large-scale experiential, sculptural and technological installations. 

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Artworks

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.

The Mind Ship Exodus, 2021

The Mind Ship Exodus, 2021

Muhannad Shono’s The Mind Ship Exodus is a new site specific installation conceived for Noor Riyadh 2021 and inspired by our narratives conjured up around the nature, mythology and mysticism of fire. Shredded steel wire and steel mesh manifest a ...

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Buzy Body, 2018

Buzy Body, 2018

  Robert Irwin: Buzy Body, 2018 Buzy Body (2018) effectively dissolves the perceived border between object and environment. Composed from unlit 15.24cm fluorescent lights mounted to fixtures and installed in vertical rows directly on the wall, the glass tubes are ...

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2021  رسائل مؤقتة Ricochet

2021 رسائل مؤقتة Ricochet

Can we address public space via poetry? Nojoud Alsudairi’s Ricochet is a performative architectural installation that combines literature with light to convey conversations between Riyadh and its residents. The haikos presented on public building signages have been collected and deconstructed ...

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Neon Wrapping Incandescent V, 1970

Neon Wrapping Incandescent V, 1970

  Keith Sonnier: Neon Wrapping Incandescent V, 1970 Argon and neon tubes, porcelain fixtures, incandescent bulbs, light switch, transformer, and electrical wire.

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Proportion of Light, 2021

Proportion of Light, 2021

Proportion of Light (2021) highlights the origin and function of the traditional Arabic craft, AlMangour. This complex architectural element made of a wooden interlocking lattice system creates a patterned surface with a net-like veil in the interstice spaces. Deeply engaged ...

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Casino AlRiyadh, 2021

Casino AlRiyadh, 2021

In Casino AlRiyadh (2021) from his Written By The City series, AlOthman imitates the language of the city by identifying light panels, signs, and billboards found on modern and old urban buildings. In the 1960s and 1970s, these signs mapped ...

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