Museum Exhibit Highlights Petroleum Themes

Drawing inspiration from her youth in Kuwait, this Berlin-based artist is commanding attention in the US with her work centered on a petroleum-centric culture.

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Detail from Crude Eye, artwork by Monira Al Qadiri.
Blaffer Art Museum and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston.

In her first solo US exhibition, Berlin-based visual artist Monira Al Qadiri’s Refined Vision will be featured at the Blaffer Art Museum in Houston until 8 January 2023. Qadiri, who grew up in Kuwait, centers on the theme of petroleum-centric cultures frequently in her work. Refined Vision is no exception. Drawing inspiration from the parallels of wealth and infrastructure between the Texas Gulf Coast and Persian Gulf, Qadiri hopes this exhibit will spark feelings of familiarity with viewers.