“ Alāan – which means ‘now’ in Arabic – reflects the energy of the art scene in Saudi Arabia and the feeling in Riyadh that a space such as this is long overdue.”
Alāan Artspace is a multi-functional contemporary gallery, educational hub, library, restaurant, shop and coffeehouse located in the heart of Riyadh. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and established contemporary artists and designers from Saudi Arabia, the region and across the globe. Alāan Artspace’s programme offers a platform for curated exhibitions and a non-profit educational forum for artists, creative practitioners and art enthusiasts of all ages.
Alāan Artspace offers unique exhibitions and educational experiences showcasing established and emerging artists and designers from Saudi Arabia, the MENA region and internationally. Alāan Artspace is committed to working collaboratively with regional and international galleries, museums and publications to produce innovative projects.
A dedicated workshop and seminar area offers a public programme of talks, panel discussions and short courses related to the exhibitions. Alāan Artspace stages debates in contemporary art and design hosting a mixture of local, regional and global guest speakers. The space also hosts workshops and activities for young people and children, providing a stimulating environment for learning and exploration.