30 Nov 2023 - 02 Mar 2024

Refracted Identities, Shared Futures

JAX District


Noor Riyadh’s accompanying exhibition Refracted Identities, Shared Futures will be held at the JAX District. Neville Wakefield, formerly of MoMA PS1, Frieze Projects, and Desert X, returns to lead the curation of the show alongside Maya Al Athel, Curator, who served as artistic director of the festival in 2022. The exhibition runs concurrently with the festival starting November 30, 2023 until March 2, 2024.

Artists Abdulmohsen Al Bin Ali, Artur Weber, Bashaer Hawsawi, Cecilia Bengolea, Federico Acciardi, Leo Villareal, Shaikha Al Mazrou and others celebrate light as a dynamic force, akin to a river of time, shaping and reshaping the contours of our human and cultural identities. In a world that is constantly evolving, light serves as a profound metaphor for the fluid nature of who we are and where we come from.

Participating artists: Cecilia Bengolea, Mashael Al Saie, Aidha Badr, Artur Weber, Kim Farkas, Philippe Parreno, Random International – Hannes Koch and Florian Ortkrass, Federico Acciardi, Mariko Mori, Monira Al Qadiri, Amna Al Baker, Sophia Al Maria, Abdelrahman Elshahed, Abdullah Al Othman, Abdulmohsen Al Bin Ali, Abeer Sultan, Ahaad Alamoudi, Ayman Zedani, Bashaer Hawsawi, Rashed AlShashai, Sarah Brahim, Badiya Studio – Mohammed Al Hamdan and Mohamed Al Kindi, Julian Charrière, Talin Hazbar, Farah Al Qasimi, Shaikha Al Mazrou, Conrad Shawcross, Lachlan Turczan, Leo Villareal, Madeline Hollander.

Information from Riyadh Art

Image: Abdelrahman Elshahed. Light Upon Light. 2023. Photography © Noor Riyadh 2023, a Riyadh Art Program. Image courtesy of the artist