08 Feb 2024 - 10 Mar 2024


Khawla Art Gallery


Khawla Art Gallery proudly presents MENA Art Now: Exploring Tomorrow’s Visionaries, an extraordinary exhibition that transcends the boundaries of contemporary art in the Middle East and North Africa. This curated showcase promises to captivate the senses and redefine perceptions, offering a glimpse into the dynamic world of Arab artists who are shaping the future of the global art scene.

As the international art community turns its spotlight toward the MENA region, “MENA Art Now” emerges as a pivotal platform, showcasing the ingenuity and diversity of contemporary expressions from visionary artists including Hakim Al Akel, Charles Khoury, Maher Maoui, Ribal Molaeb, Riyad Nemah, Louma Rabah, and Salam Yousry. All of them are gaining widespread recognition on the global stage, affirming their transformative impact on the international art scene. This exhibition is a testament to the growing acclaim of these visionaries, who not only contribute to the rich cultural heritage of the MENA region but also leave an indelible mark on contemporary art history worldwide.

MENA Art Now is not just an exhibition; it is a cultural symphony that pushes the boundaries of artistic expression. The selected artists bring forth a kaleidoscope of perspectives, challenging preconceptions and inviting viewers to engage with the evolving narrative of contemporary art in the MENA region. From traditional influences to avant-garde creations, this exhibition is a celebration of the vibrant tapestry that is the Middle East’s cultural landscape.

Press release from Khawla Art Gallery

Image: Hakim Al Akel. Cosmic Whispers 1. 2022. Acrylic on canvas. 200 x 120 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and Khawla Art Gallery