Location

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Blurb

Full CV & portfolio available upon request

Biography

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.

Experience

Curator

ṣiyāḡah

King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia · 2020

“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.

Exhibitions
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