Masaha Residency Showcase

07 Jul 2024

Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall


07 - 13 Jul 2024


Prince Faisal bin Fahd Arts Hall

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Misk Art Institute’s Masaha Residency program began in 2021 with the aim of supporting artistic development and practice through a research-based approach.

Post-Internet State is the culmination of the research and creative development of the seventh cycle of Masaha Residency. This cycle brings together a diverse group of 12 artists whose practices interrogate, reflect, and expand upon the ways digital technologies and online cultures condition our world. The term “post-internet” does not signify the end of the internet, but instead points to the state in which the digital realm is seamlessly integrated into our daily lives and present day. 

Post-Internet State is an exploration of the profound societal transformations that have emerged from the internet's ubiquitous presence. Over the course of 12 weeks, several critical themes have emerged from the residents’ research and questioning.

A shared point of departure for many was examining perceptions of identity, behavior, and reality. A collective sense of apprehension emerged through the residents’ exploration, responding to the pervasive questions of how the internet influences our behaviors, critical thought, beliefs, and memories, such as “What would happen if we disconnected from our phones and paid greater attention to the materials, plants, and people around us?”

This showcase invites you to uncover new perspectives on our complex relationship with the digital realm and imagine the future of our evolving relationship with the internet.


Participating Artists:  

Abdelhamid Belahmidi     

Abeer Aldawas

Dana Alturki 

Indira Urritia

Madhawi AlGwaiz

Noorah Kareem                

OuYang Duan                     

Reema AlMouh                 

Rima Khraeif

Sara Saad                           

Shaima Saleh                     

Yunda Chen