Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art opened with the Bienalsur exhibition
IranArt : SAMoCA serves as a platform for showcasing contemporary artworks, supporting local artists and facilitating networking and knowledge exchange within the artist community.The Saudi Ministry of Culture has launched the Saudi Arabia Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMoCA) at JAX District in Diriyah. The museum was opened to the public on November 1.
SAMoCA serves as a platform for showcasing contemporary artworks, supporting local artists and facilitating networking and knowledge exchange within the artist community.
The first collection on display is part of the traveling Bienalsur, the International Contemporary Art Biennial of South America, under the theme “Imagine: Dreams, Utopias, Fantasies,” which launched in July 2022, in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires. The exhibitions runs from 1 November to 31 December.
This year’s edition of Bienalsur in Riyadh showcases the artworks of artists from Saudi Arabia and the world: Daniel Buren (France), Leila Tschopp (Argentina), Joaquin Fargas (Argentina), Marie Orensanz (Argentina/France), Saad Alhowede, Julio Le Parc (Argentina/France), Ugo Schiavi (France), Leandro Elrich (Argentina), Charly Nijensohn (Argentina), Bernardi Roig (Spain), Shahd Youssef (Saudi Arabia), Sara Abdu (Saudi Arabia/Yemen), Nelo Akamatsu (Japan), Hatem Al Ahmad (Saudi Arabia/Syria), Saeed Gebaan (Saudi Arabia), Meshal Al-Obaidallah (Saudi Arabia), Ali Kazma (Türkiye), Barabara Sanchez Barroso (Spain), Cristina Lucas (Spain), Marc Vilanova (Spain), Moath Alofi (Saudi Arabia), Tasneem Alsultan (Saudi Arabia), Nicolás Janowski (Argentina), Laura Glusman (Argentina), Sebastien Arrighi (France), Laetizia Debain (France).