Kuwait: Top 10 Art Projects and Exhibitions in 2012

December 29, 2012

It is the 2nd annual selection of the best art exhibitions and events in Kuwait (see the previous one). If in 2011 it was important to see and try to feature all art events in Kuwait, in 2012 we had an aim to distinguish the quality of the presented art as well as the idea of the exhibition itself, that’s why less photo coverages were done even if the quantity of art events has increased.


AL M Gallery:  Hameed Khazaal “Sublime and Hidden”  (January 2012)

CAP: Jafar Islah’s Retrospective (January 2012)

Curated by Liane Al Ghusain

AL M Gallery: Shurooq Amin “It’s a Man’s World” (March 2012)

Museum of Modern Art: Museum of Manufactured Response to Absence (MoMRtA) + UNPLIFIED  (May-June 2012)

Project was realized in collaboration with MinRASY PROJECTS.

Curated by Ala Younis

Boushahri Gallery: Exhibition of Sudanese Artists (May-June 2012)

Museum of Modern Art : Out of Kuwait (October 2012)

Exhibition was realized in collaboration with CAP, British Council and NCCAL.

Curated by Alia Farid Abdal

Sultan Gallery:  The Founding Years (1969-1973). A Selection of works from the Sultan Gallery Archive (November 2012)

In collaboration with Kristine Khouri  and Barrak Alzaid (ArteEast)

Video from the Exhibition by Sultan Soud Al Qassemi

JAMM: The 3rd Contemporary Arab, Iranian and International Art Auction (November 2012)

CAP: Dress Code Project (November-December 2012)

Project was realized in collaboration with Art Sawa.

Curated by Martina Corgnati and Amal Makkawi

Dar Al Funoon Gallery: Parviz Tanavoli “A Master and his students” (December 2012)


Our criteria for selection:


– Duration of the exhibition – 3 weeks and longer | Catalogue with artist’s biography and artworks description | Curatorial project or concept of the exhibition with title and introduction article | Genuine artist’s style | Strong artworks

3-7 days exhibition | Absence of the catalogue printed by an art institution ( gallery) which held an exhibition | Absence of the exhibition title and introduction article | Artist style is a full or partial copy of another artist | Weak or bad artworks

The Best 10 Art Exhibitions and Openings of 2011

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Abdennebi Sarroukh April 20, 2013 at 11:14 AM

I am artiste painter from morocco. leaving in tanger….. 52 yaers old my style betwen figuration and abstrait


garth bariffe August 7, 2013 at 12:01 AM

I would love the opportunity to exhibit and sell paintings through your museum


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