Emerging artist holds exhibition at Education City Mosque gallery
June 22 2018 09:42 PM
Othman al-Khunji exhibition
Othman al-Khunji is renowned in the local art and design community for his subtle yet thought-provoking work that explores themes of religion, culture and social justice.

Qatar Foundation’s (QF) Education City Mosque gallery is currently showcasing ‘Deconstructing the Sacred’, an exhibition by emerging Doha artist Othman al-Khunji. The exhibition is an open invitation to people from different cultural backgrounds and religious faiths to see each other’s similarities and differences. 

“I’m extremely pleased to have been offered the opportunity to showcase my art at Education City Mosque’s gallery, as I can’t think of a better fit for the nature of my work,” said al-Khunji, who graduated in 2015 with a MFA in Design from Virginia Commonwealth School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), a QF partner university. “I feel the venue brings together people from all backgrounds where they can engage in open dialogue on religious, cultural and social issues that my artworks address,” he added.


The exhibition features interactive installations created through the use and application of innovative technology.

‘Deconstructing the Sacred’ is al-Khunji’s first solo exhibition in Qatar and features interactive installations created through the use and application of innovative technology, including 3D printing, Arduino technology, laser cutting, neon glass heat bending and water jet engraving. “Al-Khunji’s exhibition bridges the gap between past and future, and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the many themes depicted in his art in a space that is conducive to open dialogue and debate,” QF’s Community Development president Machaille al-Naimi said.
“QF strives to inspire social engagement across the wider community, and we encourage everyone to visit the exhibition and explore the art of one of Qatar’s very own emerging young artists,” she added.
Al-Khunji is renowned in the local art and design community for his subtle yet thought-provoking work that explores themes of religion, culture and social justice. He previously exhibited at Msheireb Museums, Katara – the Cultural Village, Fire Station’s Garage Gallery, The Shangri-La Doha, The New York Times Art for Tomorrow Conference at The W Hotel Doha, Kraftwerk Berlin, Menier and Saatchi Gallery, London.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see a host of al-Khunji’s artworks, including those that were exhibited at The Fuorisalone, Milan Design Week 2018. The exhibition, which officially opened to the public on June 9, will run until the end of September.



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