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Bouthayna Ali Al Muftah
Spring 2019
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Bouthayna Al Muftah is a Qatari visual artist that received a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Qatar. Upon graduation, Al Muftah focused her artistic practice in printmaking, typography, documentation and artists’ books, which evolved into multiple installations. Her artistic approach draws inspiration from cultural heritage borrowing elements from the people of Qatar’s oral history and folklore.
Al Muftah’s fascination with her surrounding context has led her to develop strong interest in the life in the old neighborhoods of Qatar and its people. As an approach to reconstruct past experiences into contemporary settings, she often finds characters and stories to transform in her own universe. She gradually turned to book binding as a way to express her inspirations and themes in the form of conceptual documentation of the past, whilst simultaneously deconstructing and rediscovering elements in an abstract style. 

Photo credit: Ammar Al Qamash
Ali Kazim
February 2020

Ali Kazim was born in Pakistan, in 1979. He currently lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan. Ali received his BFA degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 2002 and an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK, in 2011. Kazim has worked in the field of visual arts for the past 11 years, and has participated in a number of international solo and group exhibitions. More information on his background and art practice can be found on his website.