Artist Dania Tariq’s expo unveiled at Katara
05 Dec 2017 - 10:40
Coinciding with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, an exhibition by artist Dania Tariq opened on Sunday at the Cultural Village Foundation-Katara Building 13.
Titled “Towards Excellence,” the exhibition, which runs until December 13, includes 30 paintings expressing different themes in loving Qatar and revealing the artist’s view of life, emphasizing the importance of hope and optimism.
The artist wanted to challenge her handicap and face the impossible, showing strong ambition to achieve and to prove that disability is just in the mind not in the body, as her canvases inspire hope, peace and love of life.
Dania Tariq suffers from hearing impairment since birth, but it did not discourage her talent in drawing, as she express her emotions through colours from the age of three. She has presented many exhibitions, including an art exhibition at Hamad Hospital as part of the celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015 and participated in the conference of Media Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities in Egypt 2017.
The exhibition was opened by Ahmed Al Sayed, Deputy Director General of Operations at Katara, in the presence of Dr. Mohamed Abdel Rahman Al Sayed, international representative of disability, as well as ambassadors and journalists.
Ahmed El Sayed said the exhibition is distinguished by its panels that serve as windows not only of Dania Tariq’s artistic experience but also windows of hope and life. Her artistic and human experience is an acclaimed and admirable one. She is a model of positive thinking and love of life with generosity and creativity.
He stressed that Katara is keen to host various groups in society, including those with special needs and encourage creativity, which contributes a new understanding of this category as a class able to fully integrate in life.
For her part, the artist thanked the Katara for its cooperation, encouragement and facilitation in hosting her exhibition.
Dr. Hala Al-Said, the mother of the artist, said that the exhibition coincides with the celebration of the International Day of Disabled Persons on December 3 which is a special day in the life of her daughter, as it is her birthday.
She pointed out that the exhibition is about the importance of considering people with special needs positively, since although they have fragile aspects, they have great positive energy for giving and creativity, and the community has to assist them to develop their potential. She thanked to Katara for embracing her daughter’s art experience, which will be a strong motivation for her creativity.
Lauding Katara’s efforts to host the exhibition, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al Sayed said that people with special needs are an integral part of the community and should be cared for.