'The Distance from Here'

    'The Distance from Here'

    June 8 - October 25, 2022

    The second exhibition at Hayy Arts brings works drawn largely from the Art Jameel Collection, on view for the first time in Saudi Arabia. Traveling from Jameel Arts Centre in Dubai (September 8, 2021 - January 23, 2022), ‘The Distance from Here’ is a group exhibition that focusses on spaces of transition, both physical and non-physical, exploring the ‘in-between’ shifts and exchanges and capturing the interstices of time in a moment of transformation for life and the arts in the Kingdom.

    Aysh Academy: a soft opening at Hayy Jameel with workshops for all ages!

    As one of the first Hayy Residents to move into the creative complex, Aysh Academy is a local baking institute founded with love by Sumaia Showail, who brings a decade of experience as a pastry chef trained by world-renowned leaders in artisan bread and pastry education. The opening is marked by a roster of workshops for all ages, focussing on local recipes.

    Watch this space for a regularly updated programme.



    The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission

    The Hayy Jameel Façade Commission is an annual programme that gives one artist the opportunity to develop a major public work for the 25-metre “canvas” on the front of the building — a feature integral to the architectural intent.

    The first edition has been awarded to Riyadh-based painter and sculptor Nasser Almulhim and architect and artist Tamara Kalo, who have adorned the façade with an intricate design titled Contours on Collective Consciousness.

    'Tactile Surfaces' by Bricklab

    In anticipation of the upcoming opening of Hayy Cinema in fall 2022,  Bricklab’s three-part installation brings together objects, models and videos, on display to experiment their architectural approach. The installation is based on the body of work produced during the three-year design and research process, focusing on the role of cinema in the social and cultural development of the local community.

    ‘Paused Mirror: The Saudi Artists’ by Osama Esid

    Hayy Jameel’s first year is marked by a new commission by artist Osama Esid that takes as a starting point his background in portraiture and explorations of historical photography methods. ‘Paused Mirror’ draws on Osama Esid’s “wet plate collodion” portraits and landscapes, and is developed via a collaborative journey through the Kingdom,