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Sara Al Obaidly (b.1987; Doha, Qatar) contemporary Qatari artist, living and working between London and


Selected past projects include Qatar: Old Hearts New World commissioned by Qatar Museums in 2014

with portrait Together We Stand selected for exhibit in the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK; Ghanim The

Winner, a portrait series documenting a young athlete with Caudal Regression Syndrome whom is

challenging the perceptions of disability in the Middle East, Ghanim with Medals selected for exhibit in 2016

in the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK.  

Al Obaidly has been exhibited internationally in museums and galleries including Manege, St Petersburg

(2018), Kraftwerk, Berlin (2017), National Portrait Gallery, London (2016 & 2014), Museum of Islamic Art Park,

Doha (2015) and AlRiwaq, Doha (2014). Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Creative Review

Photography Annual, Le Monde and on TIME’s ‘LightBox’ in ‘22 of this years best portraits’ 2014. In 2016 she

received an honorary mention in the Life Framer Awards under the theme ‘Youthhood’. Al Obaidly has been

awarded art residencies at the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, USA (2019) and the

Doha Fire Station, Qatar (2015); as well as receiving training from the prestigious French film school La

Femis, Paris (2016).