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Exhibition October 17, 2018 − February 16, 2019

Jassim Zayni. Representation and abstraction

The Arab Museum of Contemporary Art hosts an exhibition by Jassim Zayni "Representation and abstraction". The artist's works became the mirror of a significant epoch in the history of Qatar, because they reflected the changes caused by oil production and the formation of a national state from the 1950s to the 1970s. This period witnessed the rapid social, cultural and economic transformation of life, which Zayni tried to document.

Jassim Zayni was born in 1943 in Doha and became one of the most important creators of contemporary Qatari art. Zayni first in the country received a degree in art. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Baghdad from 1964 to 1968, where he was taught by famous Iraqi artists - Faik Hassan, Hafid al-Drubi, Ismail Al-Sheikhly and Atta Sabri. During his career, Zayni participated in various local exhibitions and regional biennials, including the Second Arab Biennale in Rabat in 1976, the Cairo Biennale in 1984 and 1986, the Bangladesh Biennale in 1986 and the International Biennale in Ankara in 1986 and 1988.