Ali Phi a computer artist based in Tehran, Iran. His works depict the relation between point, line, plane, light & darkness. He is the founder of Nullsight, a media lab & art collective in Tehran, and the festival curator of TADAEX. His works have been shown in Ars Electronica, Mutek AE, Patchlab & Tadaex.

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A performance-driven audiovisual project started in 2010. It is concentrated on Persian motifs, the forgotten essence of Iran as an inspirational region and the middle-eastern philosophy. It is an electronic reproduction and sampling of ritual and regional music of Iran, and its rhythms and patterns are the main material of this project in both formats of sound and visual.

March 14, 2019
Location: Atrium at VCUarts Qatar



The anti-carpet, is an interactive generative audiovisual installation exploring environmental design in futuristic architecture with roots in ancient motifs of carpet. In contrast with traditional carpet, “QAL” is not a single pattern, it is mortal, which dies in one second and it is very easy to create by the motion of hands in real-time affected by light.

March 13 - April 13
Location: VCUarts Qatar Gallery

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At -162°C natural gas becomes liquid. Japan is the top LNG purchaser for Qatar. Although mostly economic, this unique agreement impacts culture, lifestyle, and geopolitics. This kinetic exhibition explores the significance of LNG relations between Japan and Qatar using 40 floating printers that source relevant text and images from the internet.

The project is a collaboration between faculty and students at VCUarts Qatar, Texas A&M University at Qatar, and Tokyo Metropolitan University’s AIIT. Originally exhibited at the W+K gallery in Tokyo, the 2nd edition will take place at the @dohafirestation in Doha Qatar, with the opening reception on March 14th as part of the @tasmeem_doha art and design Biennial. The exhibition runs through the 22nd of March.

14-22 March 2019, 7:30 PM
Location: Fire Station Doha

VCUarts Qatar: George Paul, Maryam Al-Homaid, Michael Hersrud, Nathan Ross Davis, Levi Hammett, Simone Muscolino, with contributions from Reham Mohamed, Hind Al Saad, Sarah Elawad and Sophomore Graphic design students at VCUarts Qatar.

Texas A&M University at Qatar: Adam Cath. Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, at Tokyo Metropolitan University: Giovanni Innella / Junichi Kanebako

With support from: VCUarts Qatar / Qatar Foundation Faculty Research Grant / The Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, at Tokyo Metropolitan University / Tasmeem Doha / Qatar Museum Authority / Doha Fire Station / W+K+ Tokyo / Arakawa Tokyo


Don’t miss out on all the fun side activities that are happening all over the building! Look for the colorful sandwich boards identifying them, and be a part of the story!



A design elective course and pseudo record label exploring systems of sound using small portable synthesizers and sampling. Students perform weekly and the results are recorded, edited and remixed. For Tasmeem, students will perform live loops of their sound experimentations through a narrative journey of beats, rhythms and plot twists.

Simone Muscolino & Michael Hersrud

Students (Performers)
Reham Mohamed, Amal Al Kuwari, Sarah Al-Afifi, Nadia Al-Majid, Amna Al-Naama, Noora Al-Saei, Kamla Al-Sulaiti, Latifa Alkuwari, Sarah Aweida, Gajin Chung, Sarah Elawad, Maryam Ibrahim

Wednesday March 13, 5–5:30 PM
Thursday March 14, 5 - 6 PM, 8PM (at Doha Fire Station)
Friday March 15, 2–2:30 PM, 5–5:30 PM


As part of the Interaction Design course taught in Graphic Design, junior students produced mini golf courses. The students focused on game-play and interaction to guide their design process. Each group of students then used a CNC machine to construct a playable mini golf course.

This project was taught by Levi Hammett, Mahmoud Abbas, and Sarah Elawad.


Photoshoot experience /
Curated personalities /
Secret identities

Wednesday 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Thursday 12:30 - 2:30 PM


Clay Encounters is a ceramics studio and a curated design shop in Qatar. It is designed to be a creative space that brings people together and contributes to Qatar's creative art and design scene to promote making, creativity, design and collaboration. We offer pottery classes, studio memberships and host events centered around the creative act of making!

Wednesday 1 - 2 PM / 5 - 5:30 PM
Thursday 1 - 2 PM / 5 - 6 PM
Friday 5 - 6 PM


Kushk is a mobile printing studio that uses a 400-year old block-printing technique to transfer hand-carved images onto t-shirts.

Wednesday12:30 - 2:30 PM
Thursday 12:30 - 2:30 PM
Friday 3 - 5 PM


Riyaz Bhat knows as The Rug Man of Doha is a walking encyclopedia of tribal rugs handmade by West Asian nomad women. He is an amazing storyteller and an expert and collector of ethnic design tribal rugs from Afghan nomads and extremely high-quality silk on silk rugs from his home in Kashmir, India.

Thursday 2:30 - 5:30 PM
Friday 2:30 - 5:30 PM


A casual gathering where you can participate in traditional board games, exchange stories and connect with strangers. Step out of your comfort zone and join Lammeh on this journey to create exciting HEKAYAT.

Wednesday 3 - 4:30 PM
3 - 4:30 PM