Ruwad: The Pioneering Contemporary Arts of Qatar

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Ruwad: The Pioneering Contemporary Arts of Qatar

By Qatar America Institute for Culture

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 · 6 - 8pm EDT


1099 14th St NW 101L Washington, DC 20005


Ruwad (“pioneers” in Arabic) is a collection of both established and up-and-coming Qatar-based artists that are transforming the artistic landscape in the region. From painting to photography to installation pieces, Ruwad will exhibit the leading visionary minds of Qatar whose creative works continue to inspire and promote the cultural richness of the region.

We hope you can join us on May 8 for the opening reception of Ruwad in celebration of these artists, their work, and the positive impact of creativity in the Gulf Region.

About the organizer

Founded in 2017, the Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates, curates, and executes programs and research that amplify the prominence of all forms of art and culture in society. QAIC cultivates artistic expression and cultural dialogue from the United States, Qatar, and the larger Arab and Islamic worlds to serve as a vital hub for artists, curators, storytellers, creatives, scholars, and academics. Through art exhibitions, educational programs, scholarly research, and cross-cultural partnerships, QAIC provides interactive experiences in an inclusive environment to celebrate and appreciate the very art and culture.

To learn more about QAIC and upcoming programs and exhibitions, please visit,