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Current Resident: Sep 1, 2023–Dec 31, 2023

Fire Station - Qatar Museums

Studio #209


Ebtisam Alsaffar

Ebtisam Alsaffar’s paintings adhere to the ideals of Abstract Expressionist art, employing spontaneous and bold brushstrokes. She attempts to convey the essence of the human face by employing vibrant colors and gestural techniques.

Ebtisam Alsaffar has exhibited work at Qatari Contemporary Art, UNESCO, Paris; Mediterranean Contemporary Art Symposium, Morocco; and Arabic Arts Symposium, Sudan, among others. 

Studio #210


Liz Nowell

Liz Nowell is a curator and cultural leader with 15 years experience in Australian and international contemporary art. Her curatorial practice is informed by cross-cultural collaboration, intersectionality and trauma-informed frameworks. Nowell has held leadership positions at Institute of Modern Art and Contemporary Art Centre of South Australia, and is the CEO of Adelaide Contemporary Experimental, all in Australia.

Liz Nowell has curated exhibitions at Institute of Modern Art; Australian Centre of Contemporary Art; and Adelaide Contemporary Experimental, all in Australia, among others.

Current Resident: Jul 1, 2023–Sep 30, 2023

Kunststiftung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt

Studio #211


Simon Baumgart

Simon Baumgart’s work explores the conflicting relationship between our bodies and their images. He analyzes how the conceptions of self, soul, and identity oscillate between intimacy and opacity, and familiarity and strangeness through mediums such as sculpture, painting, and tattoo.

Simon Baumgart has exhibited work at Galerie Paul Scherzer, Germany; Kyrgyz National Museum of Fine Arts, Kyrgyzstan; and fructa space, Germany, among others.

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