Art in Saudi Arabia

Art, artists, art museums and galleries in Saudi Arabia; a guide to websites


Art Arabia Magazine

Ayyam Gallery
Ayyam Gallery has established itself as one of the foremost exponents of Middle Eastern contemporary art to the international community.

Abdulnasser Gharem
A website displaying the life and work of one of Saudi Arabia’s leading contemporary artists, Abdulnasser Gharem. As well as being a pioneering conceptual artist, his work includes photography, video, performance and sculpture.

Edge of Arabia
Edge of Arabia is an independent arts initiative developing the appreciation of contemporary Arab art and culture with a particular focus on Saudi Arabia. Edge of Arabia is committed to reaching new audiences through exhibitions, publications and education programs targeting schools and universities.

Edge of Arabia. 55th Venice Biennale. Rhizoma

Bold Contemporary-Art Scene Emerges in Saudi Arabia. Wall Street Journal
Contemporary artists from Saudi Arabia, listed at Edge of Arabia.

Contemporary Saudi Arabian female artists. Wikipedia

Saudi Arabian artists. Wikipedia

Greenbox Museum of Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia, Amsterdam

Pre-Islamic art from Saudi Arabia represents the concerted effort of the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Federal Center for Political Education), Deutsche Welle, the Goethe Institut and the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) to promote dialogue with the Islamic world. The project is funded by the German Foreign Office.

Saudi Arabia’s new wave of artists challenge boundaries. BBC News

Saudi Arabia. US Embassy


Ahmed Mater
Widely shown in the Middle East and in Europe, Ahmed Mater is recognised as one of the most influential of Saudi Arabian artists today.

Ten of Saudi Arabia’s top artists. A guide from The Culture Trip.