Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Full CV & portfolio available upon request
Meshal Al-Obaidallah's works of conceptual art are ever-growing interconnected series. They have been exhibited across the Gulf region—such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE—as well as outside the region. He is a winner of the 4th International Emerging Artist Award that took place in Dubai.
His complete Shimagh Series, which currently consists of 5 works, was acquired by Greenbox Museum in Amsterdam, as part of the museum’s permanent on-display collection. He intends a spiritual successor to that series.
Most recently, he curated the current the 2-location 3-month-long art exhibition, ṣiyāḡah (صياغة), at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh. ṣiyāḡah is his debut curatorial project, based on the current direction in his artistic practice. ṣiyāḡah is an exploration of typography, illustration, and narratives. The exhibition includes over 100 works, with a separate pop-up space for installations.
“ṣiyāḡah” (صياغة) is an exploration of typography, illustration, and narratives. It is a 2-location 3-month-long group exhibition within King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), spread across between, the Main Hall & the pop-up Satellite Space (dedicated to art installations). It curated by Meshal Al-Obaidallah, and it is organized by an ongoing collaboration between L’Art Pur Foundation & KAFD. ṣiyāḡah consists of over 100 artworks by more than 30 artists of varying backgrounds, from established and mid-career, to emerging local artists in their debut.
|2020||Ministry of Culture’s Art Residency Program | Al Balad , Upcoming (run by Athr Gallery)|
|2020||Maan Grant (Athr Gallery) , Winner|
|2020||Art Jameel’s Hayy:Learning Curatorial Fellowship Programme , Shortlisted|
|2019||Fa’nan (Misk Art Institute) , Shortlisted|
|2016||4th International Emerging Artist Award , Winner|
|2015||The Clyde & Co Art Award , Finalist|
|2014||Crossway Foundation’s Create & Inspire , Shortlisted|
|2020||CONCEPTS, Tasami Lab, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|2018||Elevision Weekly Art, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE|
|2018||Mother Tongue: The Art of Printed Language, East of West, Santa Fe, NM|
|2017||Benefit Auction for ArteEast, Mosafer, New York, NY|
|2017||PULSE, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|2017||TRANSITION, Menier Gallery, London, UK|
|2016||Malja Call Out II, Malja – A Red Bull Space, Manama, Bahrain|
|2016||World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, UAE|
|2016||Views, The Ritz-Carlton, Manama, Bahrain|
|2016||Identity Borders, Al Riwaq Art Space, Manama, Bahrain|
|2016||Hawamish, Tasami Lab, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|2016||MENA Art, The Gallery of Light, Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE|
|2015||60%, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|2015||artRiyadh, Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|2015||Saudiverse, Rukun Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|2015||Wejhat Nathar, Rafﬂes Design Institute, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|2015||Clyde & Co’s Middle East and North Africa Community Art Project, Clyde & Co, Dubai, UAE|
|2014||LoudArt, Naila Art Gallery, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia|
|2014||LoudArt, Desert Design Gallery, Khobar, Saudi Arabia|