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The permanent collection of al markhiya gallery contains art in different formats from across the Arab world and the Middle East. It currently includes paintings, textiles, photography, glasswork and wood and clay sculptures.

The gallery will continue to acquire new work in order to grow its diverse and rich collection. As part of its mission to promote and support emerging and established artists it seeks to build and foster connections that span geography, art forms and generations.

al markhiya gallery aims to evolve into one of the most eclectic and representative displays of Arab and Middle Eastern talent. In a single location visitors will have access to the work of celebrated artists and those whose names are likely to gain greater familiarity in the future.
Vision
To promote Arab art locally and globally by building a regional and international network that offers our established and emerging artists exposure beyond their geographical boundaries.
Mission
al markhiya gallery was established with a mission to promote and represent a distinctive group of emerging and established Arab artists in Qatar, the region and throughout the world.

al markhiya gallery seeks partnerships with major galleries throughout the world. This network will facilitate exchanges of exhibitions and increase exposure for local and regional talent.

Through its network al markhiya gallery will act as a consultant to individual and corporate clients in assessing their needs and proposing consistent collection strategies that reflect their interests.
Souq Waqif
al markhiya gallery is located in Souq Waqif, the “Standing Souq”. Doha’s traditional trading market was recently restored and expanded using aerial photographs from the 1940’s and 50’s along with official records and verbal descriptions from older residents.

• For further information visit www.soukwaqif.com

About the Gallery
al markhiya gallery was established in November 2008 in its current two-floor location in Souq Waqif. Our season runs September through June with exhibitions changing every four to six weeks. During the summer months we exhibit work from our permanent collection and from previous seasons. Opening night at the gallery includes the exhibiting artist who is present to offer our clients and guests the opportunity to meet him and discuss with him his artwork.
The Logo
Al Markhiya is an old neighborhood in Doha. The initial inspiration for the logo came from the shape of the neighborhood as seen from aerial photographs. By combining the angular shapes in the aerial view with a half butterfly, an interesting form emerges that resembles a butterfly with two different wings. These wings represent the emerging and established Arab artists who live either in the Arab world or beyond its boundaries. The flecks of color in the logo, as on an artist’s palette, represent al markhiya gallery’s variety of artists, its geographical search for the best exhibits and its inspirational collection. Black typography was chosen to provide a stable base for the flying forms.
40 Minus
al markhiya gallery seeks to encourage new artistic talent and to highlight their achievements.

40 Minus is the gallery’s flagship event. Taking place several times a year, it features a minimum of two Arab artists below the age of 40 whose work shows considerable promise.

Our aim is to encourage young artists, who are not yet ready for a solo show, to exhibit in the same space of our gallery as their more established peers. 40 Minus gives emerging artists exposure in our gallery while at the same time providing us with knowledge about up and coming talent. The event also serves as a networking forum for emerging artists. It is hoped that many of the 40 Minus artists will go on to solo exhibitions with us in the future.

The work of well known and established Arab artists will continue to be shown in the same venue allowing visitors to experience the region’s artistic talent.

Exhibiting artists will be selected by an expert committee.
Activities
• Organizing high-quality exhibitions of paintings, prints, photographs and sculptures to promote Arab and Qatari artists.
• Providing advice in art collecting including collection strategies.
• Site evaluations to define specific art needs.
• Delivering and installing artwork.
• Framing of art work.
• Commissioned art pieces.
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Art Institutions
Institut du Monde Arabe
www.imarabe.org
British Museunm
www.britishmuseum.org
Saatchi Gallery London
www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk
Metropolitan Meseum of Art. NYC
www.metmuseum.org
Sackler Museum, Harvard University
www.harvardartmuseum.org
Victoria and Albert Museum, Jameel Gallery
www.vam.ac.uk
Arab American National Museum
www.arabamericanmuseum.org
Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona
www.cccb.org/en/
Egyptian Modern Art Museum
www.modernartmuseum.gov.eg/
Darat al Funun, Jordan
www.daratalfunun.org
Edge of Arabia contemporary art from Saudi Arabia
www.edgeofarabia.com
Shaikh Ebrahim Center and Bin Matar House
www.shaikhebrahimcenter.org
Canvas Magazine
www.canvasonline.com
Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon
www.apeal-lb.org
Sharjah Art Museum
www.sharjahmuseums.ae

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m 00974 6 609 9687 / 00974 6 600 8750
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p 5581 Doha Qatar
e info@almarkhiyagallery.com

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