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2019: Fire Station - Qatar Museums

Sara Al Obaidly

Sara Al Obaidly is a portrait and documentary photographer from Doha, Qatar. Al Obaidly confronts contemporary political, philosophical and social issues by presenting intimate moments of human emotion through portraiture, while revealing intricacies of larger issues through her landscape compositions.

Sara Al Obaidly has exhibited work at the National Portrait Gallery, London; Moscow Manege; and Kraftwerk Berlin, among others.

Antonio Fiorentino

Antonio Fiorentino’s research developed over the years under the umbrella of minimal intervention. The artist seeks to bring art back to nature by finding value in things that already exist, isolating them, and framing them within new contexts. Fiorentino is interested in situations of transformation as well as natural processes that create new forms through change.

Antonio Fiorentino was born in Barletta, Italy in 1987. He was selected to participate in the CSAV Artists Research Laboratory at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, and was the winner of eighth edition of the Talent Prize in Rome. Fiorentino participated in several exhibitions in Italy and abroad including: The Lasting, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome; Vis Attractiva, THE OPEN BOX, Milan; Ride the Falling Flux, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme; From & To, Centre of Contemporary Art Villa Arson/ Kunst Merano, Nice/Meran; Concrete Ghost, American Academy in Rome; CSAV – Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como; Underneath the Street, the Beach, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.