Basmah Felemban

Athr Gallery: Ramadan Nights Journey kicks off

July 29, 2013 - By Mariam Nihal for Saudi Gazette

Athr Gallery places itself as an entity beyond being a commercial gallery, but a cultural center that brings together different talents from across the region and globe

Mulit-media group Exhibition 'Show of faith' Featuring Saudi Arabian Artists

July 25, 2013 - By Islamic Arts Magazine

Taking its cue from the current Ramadan season, a time of contemplation and spiritual regeneration for Muslims worldwide, ‘Show Of Faith’ offers perspectives, insights and reflections on the essence of faith, both within the precepts and traditions of Islam, and beyond, as a universal source of sanctuary and solace

Athr exhibit at Katara Cultural Village, Doha

July 7, 2013

Athr Gallery head to Doha, Qatar, this month to collaborate with the city’s Katara Cultural Village on ‘Show Of Faith’, a major, multi-media group exhibition on July 11 and running until August 31.


Katara to Mark Ramadan With 12 Exhibitions Starting July 11

July 7, 2013 - By Qatar News Agency


Saudi Arabian artist Basmah Felemban's Jeem stems from being in a country whose Wahhabi Islamic traditions promote ritual and daily practice. Her artwork reveals a deeper mystical contemplation of the hidden aspects of religion. Ibrahim Abumsmar's Blackstone is a work whose concept is drawn from historical hadith, as a reminder of how to apply lessons from these stories to our daily life today.

Athr artists represent Saudi Arabia in Venice

July 4, 2013

Rhizoma: (Generation in Waiting) -the Saudi Arabian Pavilion at this year’s Venice Bienalle produced by Edge of Arabia and co-curated by Sara Raza - opened on May 30 to critical acclaim. The exhibition features a number of young Saudi artists and, in particular, considers their interest in new-media practices.


Field Trip: Venice, Beyond the Biennale

June 26, 2013 - By HG Master for Art Asia Pacific

“Rhizoma: (Generation in Waiting)” was an Edge of Arabia production, co-curated by Sara Raza [AAP‘s West and Central Asia desk editor], featured young Saudi artists and looked at their interest in new-media practices. Here, Basmah Felemban’s Drawn Out Truths(2013), consisting of glass sheets etched with patterns resembling at niqab or burqah that viewers could put their face behind. 

RHIZOMA (Generation in Waiting) by Edge of Arabia at the 55th Venice Biennale

May 23, 2013 - By Khaleej esque

The exhibition will show the works of the following artists many of whom are creating new works unique to the exhibition; Abdulkarim Qassem, Abdullah Alothman, Ahaad Alamoudi, Ahmad Angawi, Basmah Felemban, Batool Alshomrani, Dana Awrtani, Eiman Elgibreen, Eyad Maghazil, Heba Abed, Huda Beydoun, Majid Althobaity, Mala’a Al-Amoudi, Mohammad Makki, Nasser Salem, Nora A.Almazrooa, Nouf Alhimiary, Omamah AlSadiq, Ramy Alqthamy, Saeed Salem, Sami Al-Turki, Sarah AbuAbdallah, Sarah Al Abdali, Shaweesh, and YouTube sensations Telfaz 11 and U-Turn.

Basmah Felemban: Every leader is an artist

May 15, 2013 - By Mariam Nihal for Saudi Gazette

Speaking about her favorite artists, Felemban relates to “Shirin Neshat, her feminine strength and how she’s connected to her roots and culture. Da vinci and how his work is a celebration of science and art; he broke boundaries and followed his guts; and finally, Mounir Fatmi.”

Felemban plans to pursue MA in Islamic Art at The Prince’s School of Traditional Art in London. “And now that I’ve signed exclusively with Athr Gallery I think it is going to be a great experience making contemporary art the same time I’m studying pure traditional art.”

Saudi art back to Venice

May 7, 2013 - By Ashraq Al-Awsat