• Manal AlDowayan

    Manal AlDowayan

    Unhidden/Unseeable October 25, 2021

    Taehwa River Eco Art Festival (TEAF21), Ulsan, Korea

    Curated by Sohee Park, ARTPLACE

    14 October -  7 November 2021


    A new iteration of Manal AlDowayan's trampoline installation Now You See Me, Now You Don't (2019) is now activated in Ulsan. Its layout replicates the course of the Taehwa River that encompasses the city, remaining close to the idea of protecting water resources. 


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  • Manal AlDowayan

    Manal AlDowayan

    Here, Now October 3, 2021

    MISK Art Institute, Riyadh

    Curated by Sacha Craddock

    3 October - 15 January 2022


    International artists and local talents present artworks in a large variety of medium reflecting on the notion of the self in relation to location and society. In an instruction art piece, Manal AlDowayan invites visitors to stencil the words 'I Am Here'. By stenciling over others' own declarations of presence, the visitor is at once eraser and erased: her individualism disappears. Emblematic of the artist's deep engagement with collective participatory works, the vast palimpsest investigates the nature of dialogue and tests the tensions between individualism and collectivism. The work will ultimately become black from its own illegibility.



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    Manal AlDowayan

    Illuminate Me (2021) October 2, 2021

    Northern Alps Arts Festival, Omachi, Japan

    Curated by Fram Kitagawa

    2 October - 21 November 2021


    Under the concept “Water, Wood, Soil, Sky”, 36 artists from 11 countries and areas have created site-specific works highlighting the nature, history, culture and local resources of Omachi. Manal AlDowayan’s installation Illuminate Me (2021) finds home in a Shinto shrine devoted to the goddess of light named Amaterasu Omikami. The work is inspired by the rain of light filtering through the dense forest surrounding the shrine. Using rice straw, Manal has collaborated closely with Shimanawa makers and Japanese paper masters, as well as farmers and students.


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    Manal AlDowayan

    The Eternal Return of the Same June 2, 2021

    Cromwell Place, London 

    Supported by Abu Dhabi Art and the Department for Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

    2 - 9 June 2021


    The first solo presentation by Manal AlDowayan in London entitled The Eternal Return of the Same, the exhibition introduces works that deepen AlDowayan’s nuanced interrogation of women’s shifting status within a metamorphosing Saudi society and also intensifies her exploration of new material. A nod to Nietzsche’s concept of eternal recurrence, the title The Eternal Return of the Same captures gestures of repetition and iteration undergirding the works. While the exhibition may provide a moment of reflection on the need for reckoning, it also bears AlDowayan’s hallmark critical assessment of a world rife with inequity and uncertainty.


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  • Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Manal AlDowayan

    Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Manal AlDowayan

    Reflections: contemporary art of the Middle East and North Africa April 28, 2021

    The British Museum 

    Supported by the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art (CaMMEA) acquisitions group 

    17 May - 15 August 2021


    Featuring around 100 works on paper – from etchings to photographs and artists' books – the majority of works in the exhibition have been collected in the past decade including works by Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh and Manal AlDowayan. They highlight topics of gender, identity, history and politics, while also exploring poetic traditions and the intersections between past and present. There is no single narrative but a multiplicity of stories.


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    Breaking the Monument February 25, 2021

    Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea, Spain
    Curated by Santiago Olmo and Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta
    Until 13 June 2021

    This group exhibition features works by women artists from very different backgrounds. In diverse ways, address the power of pre-established images, of all those that manipulate and condition women, or that limit, condemn, censure and self-censor their voice.


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  • Art Dubai

    Art Dubai

    March 25, 2020

    Unit 17, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai
    24 - 28 March 2020


    As we comply with the orders of social distancing in public spaces, we call upon the vastness of social media and the virtual sphere. In light of this, Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde is pleased to bring to you a selection of works displayed in our virtual booth on the Art Dubai 2020 Online Catalogue. 

    Here, you will be able to see a rich roster of works from our artists, including Ramin Haerizadeh, Rokni Haerizadeh, Hesam Rahmanian, Manal AlDowayan, Hoda Tawakol, :mentalKLINIK, Hassan Sharif, Mohammed Kazem, Haleh Redjaian and Latif Al Ani.



    Desert X AlUla January 30, 2020

    AlUla, Saudi Arabia

    Co-curated by Saudi curators Raneem Farsi and Aya Alireza with Desert X Artistic Director Neville Wakefield

    31 January - 7 March 2020

    Manal AlDowayan presents an installation of 12 trampolines at Desert X AlUla. Entitled Now You See Me, Now You Don’t (2020), AlDowayan’s work riffs off the humble puddle—an ephemeral concentration of water stopped in its path as it flows to the lowest point of gravity—yet highlights burning issues of irresponsible irrigation practices that have spiked water scarcity in Saudi Arabia today.

    Like alien puddles dotting the craggy AlUla valley, twelve trampolines invite viewers to bounce, touch, lounge or simply reflect. At sunset, the structures become Moon Circles, lit by a series of special lighting techniques. 

    Organised collaboratively by Desert X and the Royal Commission of AlUla (RCU), Desert X AlUla is the first site-responsive exhibition of its kind in Saudi Arabia.

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    I Love You Urgently January 25, 2020

    21,39 Jeddah Arts
    Organized by the Saudi Art Council, Curated by Maya El Khalil
    Until 28 April 2020

    Manal AlDowayan and Mohammed Kazem participate in the seventh edition of 21,39 Jeddah Arts titled I Love You Urgently.
    The art initiative is a call to action in response to the environmental emergency from the specificity of a local context. At a time when Saudi Arabia is undergoing a rapid transformation, the council called on local and international artists, architects, designers and thinkers to seek tangible solutions and to formulate alternative and symbiotic ways to inhabit our planet.
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