Posted on November 12, 2019

The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) announced the list of artists that will be participating in Ektashif – a new initiative that will see 6 Qatari artists visit India for a 10-day art trip.

After the trip, participants will produce 4 to 5 pieces inspired by their visit which will be displayed in an art exhibition held at MIA in January 2020. The chosen artists are: Khalifa Al-Obaidly, Abeer Al-Kuwari, Manar Alawadhi, Iman Al Saad, Maryam Al Majed, Haifaa Al-Khuzaei and Aisha Al Muhannadi.

The initiative is generously sponsored as part of the Qatar India Year of Culture by Seashore Qatar  – a Qatari owned company and one of the largest multi-disciplined business enterprises in the State of Qatar. The trip will include visits to sites of historic interest such as the Qutub Minar and the Red Fort in Delhi, Amber Palace and Hawa Mahal in Jaipur, and the Red Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra. Additionally, each day will include a workshop session whereby participants will discover the intricate traditional arts of India including marble inlay, known as parchin kari, block printing, jewellery making, carpet weaving and more.