Amal Al Aathem


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Amal Al Aathem, born in Qatar, is one of the most prominent and active Qatari artists today. She holds a BA in Art Education from Qatar University, earned in 1995. Amal has a keen and critical eye on social and cultural issues affecting women in the Middle East. Her work is often sensitive and warm, with each painting feeling like a gentle breeze, involving the viewer through the presence or absence of figures, light and shadows, and what is said or suggested.

In the contemporary art scene in Qatar, Amal Al Aathem stands out as a refreshing pillar. Mentored and inspired by many pioneering Qatari artists, she has become a source of inspiration and a strong force for young and aspiring artists in Qatar. Amal is admired for her fortitude and resilience in her artistic practice, and her work has been widely exhibited both regionally and internationally.


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