Ólafur Elíasson: The curious desert: National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar

19 March - 15 August 2023 

The curious desert, the first solo exhibition by Ólafur Elíasson in the region, brings together a dozen site-specific desert installations at Al Thakhira and an extensive gallery presentation of artworks at the National Museum of Qatar.


Located inside and outside the museum, the exhibition includes new site-specific works that continue to explore the Icelandic-Danish artist’s abiding interests in light and colour, geometric studies, ecological awareness and more-than-human relationships. The exhibition is presented as part of Qatar Creates, the year-round national cultural movement that curates, promotes, and celebrates the diversity of cultural activities in Qatar.