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Ahmed Mater

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Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater

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Born in 1979 in southern Saudi Arabia and trained as a medical doctor, Ahmed Mater has been a practicing artist since the early 1990s, creating works that offer an unparalleled perspective on contemporary Saudi Arabia. Now based in Jeddah, Mater has focused primarily on photography and video since 2010. From abandoned desert cities to the ...

Ahmed Mater: A to Y

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Get to know Ahmed Mater, whose work goes on view in Symbolic Cities tomorrow, through a glossary of key terms related to this singular Saudi artist. Antenna (above): Mater, pictured with his glowing sculpture Antenna, was born in 1979 in the rugged Aseer region of southwestern Saudi Arabia. British Museum: The London institution has acquired and exhibited Mater’s work. clock tower: With ...
A bowl of fruit sits before a window looking down into a crowded square.

First US Solo Exhibition of Saudi Arabian Artist Ahmed Mater Opens March 19

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“SYMBOLIC CITIES: THE WORK OF AHMED MATER” TO DEBUT NEW PROJECT ON RIYADH Media only: Megan Krefting 202-633-0271; kreftingm@si.edu   Media website: asia.si.edu/press   Feb. 22, 2016 Since the early 20th century, Saudi Arabia has experienced extraordinary political, economic and social transformation. Bringing together works by leading Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater (b. 1979), “Symbolic Cities” ...

Arwa and Ahmed: An Interview with Two Saudi Art Stars

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CNN included Ahmed Mater and Arwa Al Neami in its list of Saudi Arabia’s rising art stars a few years ago. Active artists when they met—and now husband and wife—Mater and Al Neami have continued to ascend. Al Neami became the first woman to photograph the Prophet’s Mosque, considered the Islamic world’s second-holiest site, in 2014. She also made ...

Past Exhibitions

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My Iran: Six Women Photographers Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection Subodh Gupta: Terminal Notes From the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill Perspectives: Michael Joo Peacock Room: REMIX Symbolic Cities: The Work of Ahmed Mater Perspectives: Lara Baladi Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota Perspectives: ...

Carol Huh

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Associate Curator of Contemporary Asian Art Carol Huh, the associate curator of contemporary Asian art, became the first curator of contemporary art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, in 2007. Huh focuses on current artistic production related to Asia through exhibitions, acquisitions, and ...

Explore the Collection

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Jananne Al-Ani Objects | Exhibition Shahla Arbabi Objects Hai Bo Objects | Exhibition Lois Conner Objects | Exhibition Lynn Davis Objects Ali Omar Ermes Objects Georg Gerster Objects Shadafarin Ghadirian Objects Tarek al-Ghoussein Objects Gauri Gill Objects | Exhibition Hengameh Golestan Objects Hamaguchi Takashi Objects Shirazeh Houshiary Objects Kenro Izu Objects | Exhibition Bahman Jalali ...

Editorial Board

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Advisory Board Chair Massumeh Farhad Massumeh Farhad joined the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, in 1995 as associate curator of Islamic Art. In 2004, she was appointed chief curator and curator of Islamic art. She is a specialist in the arts of the book ...

Memories of Mecca and Medina

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There are some cities you would expect to be frozen in time, perpetual testaments to past eras, like Pompeii or Petra. Mecca is not that city. Instead, the city is more modern than Times Square—and twice as crowded. At its axis is the holiest shrine in Islam, the Kaaba, believed to be built by the ...