Fatima Mohammed is a contemporary Qatari artist I met in Doha, a few months ago.
At that time, I was working for a French media and was in charge of weekly chronicles about cultural & artistic news in Doha.
I met her during a meeting organised to showcase the artists in residence at the DOHA FIRE STATION, the main art center in Qatar.
Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar, Fatima creates printmakings & installations.
The first time I interviewed her, I focused on the masterpieces she decided to exhib on the occasion of this meeting Artists in Residence so this time I chose to question her from a broarder perspective.
When did you start your artistic career ? Did a trigger happen inciting you to dedicate yourself to art ?
I started when I was a child, it was always part of me, by doodling on side of my notebook or sketching and creating different characters.
Do you think that you are taking part in a construction of Qatari identity ? Are you pretending to do that or the aim of your work is totally different ?
The aim of my work is to portray the multiculturalism that I see around me, as a Qatari living in Doha, a city that brings peoples from many different countries together. My work shows the blend of east and west together in a creative sphere.
What does your family think about your job ?
My parents are proud of the career that I have chosen and have pushed me to follow my dreams and do my best.
If you want to know more about Fatima’s work, you can check her website: https://www.fatimamohammed.com/about-fatima
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