Qatar International Art Festival (QIAF) 2022, which concludes today at Katara - the Cultural Village, has been rated highly by Russian participants Ingrida Kim and art designer Inga Keren.
Kim is participating in her capacity as the Ambassador of Russian Culture while Keren has put on show two football-themed paintings.
A journalist and a business consultant, Kim is currently based in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
"I went to Zanzibar because I was nominated by my President Vladimir Putin when he opened borders after Covid-19 lockdown," recalled Kim, also the managing director at Dhow Consulting Company, based in Zanzibar.
A social media influencer with 12k followers on Instagram, Kim has worked in the public relations field with different embassies in Russia, including the Qatar embassy where she once attended National Day event.

"After QIAF 2022 I hope to get more followers from Qatar on Instagram. Qatar is one of the major countries in the region and also because of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, many thousands of Russian football fans will be coming to this international event.”
Keren's mixed media artwork on show at QIAF 2022, each measure 1.5m x 1m. They are titled Fragment - Muse of Football and Fragment - Victory. "I made two exhibitions with Ferrari and Formula 1 before, it is important for me to paint the passion of sport, colours and drivers. I am inspired by the energy of the game, I like to draw big size paintings. I also like the texture of acrylic, I work like an architect, my paintings weigh 20kg each, and my art is also environment friendly.
"I want to design many collections under my brand name 'Inga Keren'. I would like to design items for Qatari women and probably open a shop here in the future. I am very happy to be in Qatar, which is very expressive, modern, and it is inspiring for me. QIAF 2022 is very well organised," Keren concluded.
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