From abstract to contemporary and conceptual art, Ahmed Albahrani transforms his medium to address the modern-day conditions in a forthright manner. The art is the outcome of his extroverted opinion; it is outspoken, intimidating and shocking to the viewer. The story that the artist is declaring is announced through the rough and unbreakable metals where the distressing narratives weigh down the rigidity to enhance the debilitate effect of war. It moves beyond the highlight of Albahrani’s identity because of its reinforcement of figural and non-figural representation. He elevates the product to eliminate marginalization; these etched memories are converted into object form, preserved to carry a statement that needs to be disclosed.

1965 Born in Babylon, Iraq

1988 Diploma, Fine Arts Institute, Baghdad, Iraq

1992 – 1994 Taught Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Baghdad, Iraq

Founder of Mimar Gallery with Architect Hazem Abu Naba’a, Qatar


2016 Katara Art Centre

2015 Artspace Hamra

2015 Beirut Art Fair

2013 Art Basel Miami Beach (Solo exhibition)

2013 Beirut Art Fair

2012 Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai

2012 Ghassan Ghaib and Ahmed Albahrani exhibition “Nostalgia” at Jacaranda, Amman, Jordan

2012 Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha, Qatar

2011 November Dress Code Project, Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai

2011 Orfale Gallery

2011 Katara, Doha, Qatar

2010 “Beyond the War: Contemporary Iraqi Artists of the Diaspora”, (LTMH) Gallery, New York

2010 Miami Sculpture Biennale

2010 Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain

2010 “My Homeland: Contemporary Artists from Iraq”, Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai

2010 “A Chair and a Painting”, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain,

2009 “Contemporary Artists from Iraq”, Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai

2008 Albareh Art Gallery (Solo exhibition), Bahrain

2006 Dar Al Fanoun (Solo exhibition), Kuwait

2006 Al Bareh Art Gallery (Solo exhibition), Bahrain

2006 4 Walls Gallery (Solo exhibition), Amman, Jordan

2004 Green Art (Solo exhibition), Dubai

2003 “Contemporary Artists from Iraq”, Green Art, Dubai

2002 Bissan Gallery, in association with the French Cultural Centre, Qatar

2002 Al Bida Gallery (Solo exhibition), in association with the National Council for Culture, Art and Heritage, Qatar

2001 Alfardan Gardens, sponsored by Alfardan Group, Qatar

2000 French Ambassador’s residence (Solo exhibition), Qatar

1998 “Contemporary Artists from Iraq”, Al Afif Gallery, San’a, Yemen

1999 French Cultural Center, San’a, Yemen


2017 Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Hand sculpture; Geneva, Switzerland

2016 Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani Anti-Corruption Hand sculpture; Vienna, Austria

2015 Lusail Hall, Handball installation “The challenge”, Doha, Qatar

2015 Handball World Cup (gold)

2015 Kempiniski Hotel, Horse sculpture (bronze), Doha, Qatar

2015 La Ferrari, Doha, Qatar

2013 to 2016 ROTA cube, Hamad International Airport, Doha, Qatar

2013 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Apple (stainless steel)

2011 Abu Dhabi Art Fair, Car

2009 Qatar Foundation, Gate of VCU, Doha, Qatar

2005 Gulf football trophy (gold)

2005 Qatar Olympic rings