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Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium

Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium year 2021, brought 20 sculptors from around the world together to produce a series of permanent public sculptures for a period of 21 days, from November 15 – December 5, 2021. The resulting sculptures were exhibited in situ for a period of four days, until December 10, after which they will be relocated to permanent locations throughout the capital city of Saudi Arabia, in line with Riyadh Art’s mission to enrich the everyday lives of its residents and visitors alike.

Under the theme ‘The Poetics of Space’ three winning sculptures were selected. In first place was New Zealander Anna Korver’s artwork entitled ‘The Lighthouses’, in second place was Saudi artist Haider Alawi Al-Alawi’s piece ‘Desert Lines’, and in third place was Belgian artist Kim De Ruysscher’s ‘Unseen’.


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

Curator and Expert Panel

Tuwaiq Sculpture is curated by Ali Jabbar, an accomplished multidisciplinary artist with 40 years of experience in sculpting, who also helped select the artists alongside an expert panel including:

Cristiana Collu (Director of the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy); Nicholas Cullinan (Director of the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK); Yuko Hasegawa (Director of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art); Marina Loshak (Director of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia) and Eike Schmidt (Director of Uffizi Galleries, Florence, Italy). 

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Curator and Expert Panel

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Riyadh Art’s 10 programs and 2 festivals turn the city into a creative canvas, bringing public art to the spaces where people travel, work and play.