Art to spark debate

This venue in front of MIA Park hosts exhibitions that get people talking.

With a diverse schedule of exhibitions and a vast space, Al Riwaq will always surprise you. The space also hosts temporary exhibitions by museums in our network that are yet to open.

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Shows from the past few years include:

Here There (2015)
Exploring the environmental, cultural and social experiences of life in Qatar and Brazil through the eyes of each country’s most promising and talented young artists, the exhibition was part of the Qatar-Brazil 2014 Year of Culture and included work from 42 Qatari and Brazilian artists.

Relics by Damien Hirst (2013)
Through a public debate and city-wide marketing, local audiences were invited to give personal reactions to infamous pieces.

Ego, by Takashi Murakami (2012)
With work in commercial fields like fashion and merchandise, he blurs the lines between high and low art. Cartoon-like explosions of colour speak to young and old, connoisseur and amateur alike.

Mal Lawal (2012)
This featured works by Qatari artists and objects from local collections, personally displayed by residents.

We try to learn who our audience is, where we can do better, and how we can reach even more people
QM Public Art Team

Opening Hours

Ramadan Opening Hours

  • Saturday - Thursday: 8:00pm to 12:00 midnight
  • Friday: Closed


Our Blog


His Highness The Father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani visits ‘Picasso-Giacometti’ exhibition

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani visits ‘Picasso-Giacometti’ exhibition

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21 March 2016

What about the art? Well, What about it?

Talks by Cai Guo Qiang the Curator, and Xu Bing and Wan Jienwei, two prominent artists featured in the exhibition What about the art? took place on 13 March at MIA.

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12 January 2016


As a part of Tuymans' Intolerance exhibition, Qatar’s creative community were challenged to express their views of world events though art. Here are the winning pieces.

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