Ithra Art Prize 'Palms in Eternal Embrace' - Obaid Alsafi

Discover Ithra Art Prize winner Obaid Alsafi's 'Palms in Eternal Embrace', a poignant merger of technology and nature to protect the world.




9 Feb to 23 Mar


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The sixth Ithra Art Prize focused on 'Art in the Landscape'. Celebrating AlUla's natural heritage, it emphasised local materials and community engagement. Winner Obaid Alsafi's artwork uniquely addresses the landscape's beauty and the urgency of climate change. Titled 'Palms in Eternal Embrace', it is open for all to view.

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Obaid Alsafi

The Saudi artist Obaid Alsafi works in new media installations, video and data-generated projects. He investigates the unseen or invisible aspects of life, tracing the profound impacts of data on the visible environment, physical reality and collective memory, while also drawing on photography, poetry and Arabic literature. His precise artworks are generated by these invisible processes. They are formed from his research in artificial intelligence and software, through which he draws attention to the way in which data constitutes a large part of our contemporary world.


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