Project Print

Project Print

In the year 2000, Al-Riwaq Gallery organized a joint exhibition in graphic/ print art by Abdul-Jabbar Al-Ghadhban and Abbas Yousif. In 2011, Al-Riwaq Gallery held a workshop in graphic/ print art/ collagraph technique, under the supervision of the late Iraqi artist Rafie Al-Nasseri, in which 13 artists participated. Since then, the gallery has been working in one way or another to support and publish graphic art/ printing. Moving to the new space/ the Bank House / this spacious venue gave Al Riwaq the opportunity to resume this activity in a larger and wider scope. The new graphic/ print studio was opened in 2022, through which artists found the platform, time and resources to hold technical workshops in silk screen printing, engraving on wood, lino and plastic. The space was open and accessible to all artists interested in this art genre. This exhibition, which I like to call “Project Print", is a continuation of that beginning and an affirmation that Al Riwaq believes in the importance of this genre of art, and is continuing to support it and its practice, as it does for other genres. Examples of these are architecture, photography, design, video art, fashion, etc. and thus providing a platform and support for the values of the creative arts and celebrating the culture of beauty in society, towards further development of the cultural and visual construction of human values.” - Abbas Yousif, Exhibition Moderator.


Ahmed Anan, Jabbar Alghadban, Jalal Aloraidh, Jaffar Aloraibi, Hamed Albosta, Hussain Almahroos, Dalia Mekkawy, Dana Humaidan, Zuhair Alsaeed, Dhawiya Alalawiyat, Abbas Yousif, Ali Almahmeed, Ali Hussain, Ali Mubarak, Mahmood Abdulsaheb, Mustafa Alnasheet, Mona Almoataz, Nader Alabassi, Noor Alsairafi.




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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the residency only for visual arts?

No, it is open to all artists from different disciplines.

How long is the residency programme?

12 working weeks, from 28 January to 28 April 2024.

Please note the residency will coincide with the holy month of Ramadan as well as the Eid Holidays. Studio opening hours will be adjusted as appropriate during that period. 

Will there be an exhibition at the end of the residency?

Yes, participants' artwork and projects will be showcased in an exhibition at the end of the residency. The exhibition concept will be formulated and developed in discussion with the artists in residence. 

The exhibition will be developed in collaboration with Al Riwaq’s curation team, led by William Wells, and will open on 25 June 2024. 

Does this programme support research residencies?

Al Riwaq is open to receiving research-based resident artists, within Application 003 or independently. 

Artists seeking the unfamiliar around the corner, are welcome to apply for a  research-driven residency that can revolve around peer-to-peer exchange, and knowledge and understanding, not just in the arts but also in society.

Is there an age restriction for the applicants?

This residency is open for all above 18 years of age.