艺术家惠允© Maryam Al Homaid
艺术家惠允© Saida Al Khulaifi
Issa Al Shirawi
伊萨在卡塔尔各地区策划了多场国际展览，包括《KAWS: 他独自进食》(KAWS: He Eats Alone）、《毕加索的艺术工作室》（Picasso’s Studios）、《维吉尔·阿布洛：语言的比喻》（Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech）、塔斯维尔（Tasweer）摄影节项目《当代遗产》（Contemporary Heritage）、驻地艺术家项目《灰色年代》(Grey Times)，以及近期展览《爱的劳动：巴勒斯坦刺绣史》（Labour of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History）和《永恒的华伦天奴》（Forever Valentino）。
伊萨毕业于伦敦大学学院（UCL），获博物馆和画廊实践艺术硕士学位，并拥有苏富比艺术与商业学院研究生文凭，主要研究和从事现当代艺术领域的工作。其研究重心是关于当代地区和国际艺术以及文化机构的组织和管理。其关于卡塔尔和英国个人艺术家机构形成的研究成果发表在《研究卡塔尔和其他国家的博物馆》（Studying Museums in Qatar and Beyond）一书中。
Issa Al Shirawi is currently Head of International Exhibitions in the Central Exhibitions Department at Qatar Museums. He is responsible for developing and curating both local and travelling exhibitions whether through Qatar Museum’s Years of Culture program or by fostering relationships with international museum and cultural institutions and partners.
Previously Issa has brought several international exhibitions to life in various locations across Qatar, including KAWS: He Eats Alone, Picasso’s Studios, Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech and Contemporary Heritage as part of Tasweer Photography Festival, Grey Times as part of the Artist in Residence program and, most recently, Labour of Love: Embroidering Palestinian History and Forever Valentino.
Issa graduated with a Master of Arts in Museum and Gallery Practice from University College London and holds a postgraduate diploma from Sotheby’s Institute in Art and Business with a focus on modern and contemporary art. His research focuses on contemporary regional and international art and the organization and management of cultural institutions. Issa’s work on the formation of single-artist institutions in Qatar and the United Kingdom has been published in Studying Museums in Qatar and Beyond.
Yousef Ahmad Al Homaid
Yousef Ahmad, artist, calligrapher, writer, and teacher, was born in Doha, Qatar in 1955. His profound impact on contemporary Arabic art is evident in his works, which have found homes in esteemed international museums such as the Metropolitan and the British Museum. His artistic influence extends across galleries and art venues worldwide. Ahmad's artistic journey began in childhood, where he immersed himself in classical calligraphy. His early fascination with the art of printing set the stage for his future endeavors. He honed his calligraphic and artistic skills, working as a calligrapher and caricaturist for Al Oruba Press and later as an art inspector for the Ministry of Education from 1974 to 1975.
His educational path led him to achieve an MA in Art and Education from Helwan University in Cairo in 1976, followed by an MA in painting from Mills College in California in 1983. Through the years, his art transitioned from embellished calligraphy to abstract forms, culminating in his latest works that incorporate palm tree leaves as canvas, reflecting his environment. Yousef Ahmad's contributions extend beyond his artistic output. Today, he serves as an art advisor and consultant to the Qatar Foundation while continuing to produce innovative art across various themes and mediums.
Maryam Al Homaid
Maryam Al Homaid is an interdisciplinary designer. Her curiosity and exploration in design grew from a personal interest in prototyping and making. Her interest revolves around the concept of documenting today's changing phenomena, mixing physical mediums with digital techniques to a create series of installations that communicate the idea of change. She believes that mixing technology-based mediums and the DIY culture can build the bridges between today's high-tech mediums and the lost crafts of the Arabian Gulf.
Al Homaid exhibited her work locally and internationally, including QM Gallery Al Riwaq, Garage Gallery at the Fire Station, Milan Design Week, and Maison et Object in Paris, among others. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design and an MFA in Design Studies, both from VCUarts Qatar, where she is also an Assistant Professor in the Graphic Design department.
Saida Al Khulaifi
Saida Al Khulaifi plays a dual role of artist and curator. Al Khulaifi is a visual artist based in Qatar. She obtained her MA degree in Museums and Gallery Practice from University College of London and is currently working in the contemporary arts field in Qatar. Her work explores themes of identity, society norms and time. Her artistic approach is a mix of analogue photography, experimental developing and printing, drawing, text and embroidery.
In 2018, Al Khulaifi joined the Fire Station’s Programs team as Senior Exhibition and Program Coordinator. She has co-curated numerous exhibitions, including presentations by the Fire Station's artists in residence. She works to provide guidance to emerging artists, help them to develop their practices.