Om Kalthoom Al-Alawi

Posted by admin on November 19, 2015  /   no comment

Om Kalthoom Majed Al-Alawi is an artist born in Al-Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Having acquired a Bachelor degree in Microbiology in 2007 at Al-Dammam University, she decided to follow it up with a Diploma in Visual Arts, achieving it just two years later, at the Arts and Skills Institute in Riyadh.

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Le Salon de Lahd, 10/10/15

Posted by admin on October 11, 2015  /   no comment
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Discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Inspired by the intellectual Andalusian poet Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, a controversial female icon of her time, HH Princess Nauf Bendar al Saud champions the strength and vision of renaissance women reflecting her own expert knowledge in the worlds of art and science. Following in the tradition of 17th Century Parisian salons, where intellectual minds gathered in the homes of beautiful and educated Salonnières to share and increase knowledge through discussion, Le Salon de Lahd celebrated 10 years of MENASA creativity in a unique 21st Century ‘Salon’.

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Founder of Lahd Gallery is Distinguished Honouree of the UN Millennium Development Goals 2015 Progress Award

Posted by admin on August 18, 2015  /   no comment

We are pleased to announce that H.H Dr. Nauf Albendar, Founder of the Lahd Gallery was nominated on the 17th of June as the Distinguished Honouree of the 2015 Progress Award, presented by Voices of African Mothers, in association with the UN Millennium Development Goals. As her first non-scientific public speech without notes, H.H chose […]

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Suspending Light, 3/9/15 – 6/9/15

Posted by admin on August 06, 2015  /   1 comment
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‘Suspending Light’ is the theme of the duo exhibition organised by Lahd Gallery, representing mixed media artist and photographer George H Lewis and Amsterdam-based Rademakers Gallery, representing photographer Annelies Damen. Suspending light is the art of freezing light at a point of time. Light being the fastest travelling thing on earth, suspending it in time to show a particular perspective on a person, object or scene requires true skill. This is something that artists, George Lewis and Annelies Damen have perfectly mastered in their latest collections. Both artists seek to stop light and reveal the truth in that very moment their pieces were formed.

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John Martono

Posted by admin on July 21, 2015  /   3 comments

John Martono is an artist from Bandung in Java, Indonesia. He is best known for his unique, swirling abstract paintings, which he creates using a unique blend of silk painting and hand embroidery. Martono holds a graduate degree in Art and is also currently studying a postgraduate degree. Over the years, Martono has become known around the world for being a leading textile designer. His focus on textile science and technique makes his works very unique and different to other artists’ out there. Martono is also dedicated to teaching others his craft and has built up many years of experience working as a textile lecturer at the Bandung Institute of Technology. Known as ‘Captain John’ to his students, he has inspired many to follow in his footsteps and master the complex craft of silk painting.

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Nabeela Al Khayer

Posted by admin on June 11, 2015  /   no comment

The 1990s have witnessed a considerable contribution of innovative works on the part of women artists in the Gulf. In common with all Gulf artists, Nabeela Al Khayer is a passionate Bahraini artist, dedicated to her work and constantly appraising her artistic skills and pushing her own boundaries in search of new ideas and modes of expression.

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Abdulnasser Gharem

Posted by admin on May 20, 2015  /   no comment

Born in 1973 in the Saudi Arabian city of Khamis Mushait, Gharem is a conceptual artist trapped in the body of a lieutenant-colonel in the Saudi army. From wrapping himself in plastic sheeting, encasing one of the trees running down the main street of the city of Abha to wanting to do installations with tribal music – his work comprises photography, video, performance and sculpture.

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Beauty Laid Bare, 7/5/15 – 16/5/15

Posted by admin on May 07, 2015  /   no comment
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Since the beginning of time, we have lived in a world where expressing female beauty is considered a male prerogative. Male artists have carved our perception of the female form throughout history in the same way fashion defines women’s perceptions of their own selves in our current society. Lahd Gallery and Roberta Moore Contemporary are bringing together two important contemporary artists, Suhair Sibai and Iva Troj to meet for the first time, in a joint exhibition that reveals the true story through their new works. Both artists offer different perspectives on the world, through female eyes. Sibai focuses more on expression, whereas Troj examines the female form. Their foci are different, yet they come together to offer viewers a more complete picture of femininity.

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Tagreed AlBagshi

Posted by admin on April 27, 2015  /   no comment

Tagreed AlBagshi was born in Hofuf in 1975. She is a founding member of the Saudi Society for Plastic Arts and heads the Women’s Committee of the Arts and Culture Association. She won several awards locally and internationally, her works have been exhibited with Lahd Gallery in 2006, 2007 and 2010 in numerous countries including Korea, Tunis, Egypt, Gulf States and finally as part of the group exhibition The Gulf Re-Veiled in London UK. Her work was then auctioned at Ayyam Gallery Dubai in 2014.

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Lahd Gallery at the Singapore Art Fair

Posted by admin on December 09, 2014  /   no comment
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The Singapore Art Fair was created to showcase modern and contemporary art from the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Africa, providing a window to the region’s history, culture and politics. The Singapore Art Fair, which opened from 27th – 30th November 2014, is the first art fair in Asia to showcase modern and contemporary art from the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. The inaugural edition of the event attracted 59 galleries (including Lahd Gallery) from twenty two different countries and showcased the work of two hundred and thirty international artists. Lahd Gallery was the only representative of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia proving to be once again ‘Pioneers in MENASA contemporary art’.

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