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The Islamic Arts Biennale returns to Jeddah in 2025

The exhibition runs takes place at King Abdulaziz Airport. 

Art lovers, get ready to paint the town. The Islamic Arts Biennale has announced that it is returning to Jeddah in 2025. Running from January to May 2025, the event will take place at King Abdulaziz Airport. 

The Islamic Arts Biennale in Jeddah originally took place in 2023. The first theme was Awwal Bait, which translates to First House. The name refers to the Holy Ka’bah in Mecca, which is one of the most sacred sites in Islam. The second edition will build on the original theme, and is dedicated to Islamic art. 

The Islamic Arts Biennale will also see the return of the Al Madar exhibition and Homage Gallery. The collection details the history of Mecca and Madinah. The next edition will include works of art, artefacts and new pieces. 

If you can’t wait until 2025, the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale takes place from 20 February to 24 May. Held in JAX District, this year’s title is After Rain. The exhibition looks at water as a necessity for all life forms, and presents work that engages with the environment. The exhibition draws inspiration from the moment before and after it rains.  

There are a range of exhibitions in Saudi Arabia. Imagine Picasso runs from 3 February to 3 March and takes place in Laysen Valley. The immersive experience showcases the artist’s work from the Blue Period. Tuwaiq Sculpture is currently underway, and runs until 24 February. The annual exhibition brings together local and international artists.

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