Exclusive encounter with Artist Ahmed Mater and Deputy Director Catherine David

Ahmed Mater is wildly recognized as one of the most influential contemporary Saudi artists. His practice is multi-media by nature, encompassing photography, painting, installation, performance and video. His work explores history, the narratives and aesthetics of Islamic culture, and addresses consumerism and transformation taking place in the gulf and its effects on world-wide geopolitics. We have fellow IC Friends Sara Alireza & Faisal Tamer and Sara & Zahid Zahid to thank for his presence in our collection, and both works acquired in 2014 have been shown on our previous presentation of the contemporary collection.