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48 Hour Documentary Challenge

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2013 09:36
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DFI gave the film-going public of Doha two weeks of content about documentaries, but now there’s a catch—they want you to make your own!

DFI will provide the topics – all you need to decide is which topic you want to investigate further for a short doc!


  • Teams of up to 4
  • Films of 5 minutes or less
  • Shot and edited with your own equipment
  • Start to finish in a weekend

There will be two winnings teams: one chosen by our panel of experts, and those chosen by the public.

Pre-registration here

Fingerprint: 14th Annual Fashion Show

  • Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:55
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‘Fingerprint’ showcases the work of VCUQatar fashion design sophomores, juniors and seniors, launching the latter from students into successful designers. The show will present a lineup of distinct and individual creative looks that the students have researched, experimented with, and now present for the audience.

Eric Gaskins, designer to celebrities including Salma Hayek, Melanie Griffith, Vanessa Williams, Mariah Carey, Geena Davis, Maria Shriver, Jada Pinkett, Jennifer Lopez and Goldie Hawn among others – will open the show with designs from his collection.



16 APR – 18 APR, 2013 

7:00PM ‐ 8:00PM








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Each ticket is priced at 50QR, and includes a seat at the show and access to the reception.


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  • Tuesday, 09 April 2013 13:52
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Designed to Win celebrates the ways in which design and sport are combined, pushing the limits of human endeavor to achieve records and victories of increasing significance and wonder. The exhibition explores the various ways in which design has shaped the sporting world, celebrating the introduction of revolutionary new materials such as Neoprene and carbon fibre, new technologies, fashions and sporting equipment, all of which have transformed sporting enterprise.Designed to Win demonstrates the process of designing sporting equipment and its various influences, including material innovations, sporting constraints, nature and science. With new innovations and continued refinement, athletes have become faster, stronger and fitter, in turn beyond the sporting arena and now encompassing areas as diverse as fashion, advertising, art, film, design, business and politics.The exhibition explores key moments where design has played a significant role in progressing sport and looks at themes of safety, performance and examples where sporting bodies have intervened to limit the effects of ‘technological doping’ where new equipment is deemed to give some athletes an unfair advantage over others. By examining celebrated sporting moments and the sense of shared celebration and spectacle, the exhibition will look at not just how design can influence sport but also how sport has influenced design, art and culture. Design to win also looks at how design has revolutionized sports opportunities for people with physical impairments.There will be an extensive educational program and visiting artists talks complementing this exhibition, complete details to be published and announced on our website soon.Our education team especially welcomes school visits for this  highly entertaining and pedagogical exhibition.To reserve your place and register please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call our Katara Education team on 4408 0233..


14 Mar - 23 Jun 2013
10:00:am - 10:00:pm
Katara - Bldg 3



Martin Parr – Made in the UK

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2013 13:50
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Magnum Photos and the Katara Cultural Village Foundation curators have selected for this exhibition classic Martin Parr projects such as ‘Small World’, Parr’s satirical look at global tourism, alongside newer bodies of work such as ‘Luxury’, an insight into the world’s super rich.  To celebrate the Qatar UK Year of Culture 2013, a wide selection of Parr’s work in the UK is on display; a visual exploration of the idiosyncrasies and uniqueness of British culture.


17 Mar - 18 May 2013
10:00:am - 10:00:pm
Katara Gallery 1 - Bldg 18


Hey’Ya –Arab Women in Sport

  • Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:49
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The Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) will exhibit “Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport” at QMA Gallery in Katara Cultural Village. The exhibition was first shown in London during the 2012 Olympic Games.

The exhibit originated in Qatar, beginning at the Arab Games’ Athletes Village in December 2011, where renowned photographer Brigitte and documentary film-maker Marian Lacombe set up an outdoor studio, working side by side with female athletes. They then travelled to 20 different Arab countries from the Gulf to North Africa, documenting images and videos of 70 Arab sportswomen, from beginners to Olympians.

With the support of Qatar’s Aspire programme, which promotes sporting opportunities for young people, they also worked with a talented younger generation of sporting hopefuls. QMA conceived the exhibit as part of our mission to educate and spark debate about sports, and persuade more girls to find a way to participate.

Monday – Thursday, Saturday    9:00am to 8:00pm

Friday                         3:00pm to 9:00pm

Sunday                         Closed


7 Mar - 16 Jun 2013
09:00:am - 08:00:pm
QMA Gallery, Bldg 10


Spring Outdoor Art Fair

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:23
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Taking place from Thursday 18 April through to Saturday 20 April in two spaces near the entrance to the Cultural Village's amphitheatre, Katara's Spring Outdoor Arts Fair offers artists based in Qatar the chance to show their work to the public.

Each artist has been given their own exhibition booth, within which they can display a selection of their artwork. The Spring Outdoor Art Fair, which is the second such fair to take place at Katara, has attracted exhibitors representing fine art (painting), sculpture and photography.

One of the main objectives of the Spring Outdoor Art Fair is to stimulate the art market in Doha and to support Qatar based artists through maximizing opportunities for them to both exhibit and sell affordable works to a general audience interested in art.

The Art Fair team is counting on the support of all artists and the artistic community in this ambitious effort towards developing more organized and focused opportunities for artists to be able to exhibit and sell their artwork in Doha.

Katara Spring Outdoor Art Fair: Thursday 18 April-Saturday 20 April, 10am-10pm, Katara Cultural Village. 

Alighiero Boetti

  • Tuesday, 09 April 2013 12:18
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Katara Cultural Village Foundation is proud to present the first solo exhibition in the Middle East of works by Alighiero Boetti, one of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century.

This landmark exhibition is curated by Ben Brown, a London based curator and Gallery owner (Ben Brown Fine Arts). Alighiero Boetti was born in Turin, Italy, in 1940. His first works were created in the 1960s and fitted well within the realms of Arte Povera. However, his work became increasingly conceptual.

Boetti used simple and often industrial materials, concentrating more on the creative conception of the work and leaving its execution to others – in case of the embroideries to Afghani women. Following on from major retrospectives at Tate Modern, Reina Sofia and MoMa, this exhibition will provide an extensive look at his oeuvre, including a wide range of embroideries from Mappas to small Arazzi.

17 Mar - 2 May 2013

10:00:am - 10:00:pm
Katara Gallery 1 & 2 - Bldg 13


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