“This” | an installation of 5 micro portraits to be exhibited at ATHR Art Gallery. (12.01.11)

Posted in mixed-media, PERSONAL WORKS by Yousef Alshaikh on 31/12/2010

I will be exhibiting “This”, an installation of five 5.5 x 5.5 cm micro portraits, at ATHR  Art Gallery‘s “Young Saudi Artist” exhibition which opens at 8-10:30pm on the 12th of Jan. This Jeddah based exhibition will be inaugurated by His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Khoja the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information and will contain works by the following artists:


Amna Kamel | Reem Bajabaa | Eyad Maghazil | Saud Al Saud | Badriya Abdallah

Talal AlToghaisSami Jeraidi | Huda Beydoun | Sara Abdu | Salwa Zahid | Faisal abu al-adel

Nassir AlSalim | Nada Hakeem | Majed Al Thebeiti | Saleh AlShehri | Yousef Alshaikh

The macro portraits I’m exhibiting will be hung on the wall and the visitors will be invited to firmly wedge their noses into them as they inspect them under a 10x jewlers loupe similar to the one bellow. All in all, this will be my second exhibition and the very first one in Saudi Arabia. Exciting, I know!

I would love to thank the wonderful people that helped bring this event to fruition: a big thank you goes out to the inspirational Soraya Darwish for collaborating with me on setting up my installation. A big thank you also goes out to Kamelia Kamel, the Art Co-ordinator at ATHR, for her amazing dedication and for her willingness to put up with her “18 newly adopted art babies”, in addition to the wonderful lady Sinem Yoruk, the Director of Elipsis Gallery and Atelier Elipsis in Istanbul, where I did the printing for this exhibition and the previous one.

Bellow are some sample shots of the pieces shot through the magnifier loupe in addition to shot of the main hall area. Have a tremendously wonderful year and see you all there!


10x magnifier loupe. © copyrights held by respective author/owner.
ATHR Art Gallery main hall. © copyrights held by respective author/owner.



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  1. […] “This”,  an installation of five 5.5 x 5.5 cm micro portraits. For more details, click here. Since he’s in Riyadh, I will be assisting in putting up the installation myself. I […]

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  3. reem said, on 03/01/2011 at 4:14 pm

    im so happy and excited for this exebition and loved to be with you in the same gallery
    hope for us the best

  4. […] knew about the exhibition a few weeks earlier because I was collaborating with Yousef Alshaikh on “This” | An installation of five 5.5 x 5.5 cm micro portraits. The first dilemma was finding a printer that could print these 5 micro portraits on canvas. […]

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