The Sea is the Limit

In collaboration with the Hamad bin Khalifa Islamic Art Symposium

The Sea is the Limit exhibition brings together works by international artists who are addressing the issues of refugees, borders, migration and national identity. Drawing on both historical and contemporary narratives that shape identity and opinion, the artists question the meaning of nationalism, free movement, inclusion and exclusion.

Using the language of painting, drawing, sculpture, video, installation and virtual reality, the artists explore some of the complex experiences and emotions associated with borders and migration, statelessness and belonging. The works in the exhibition do not offer us solutions to the migrant crisis, but instead draw our attention to its challenges in a meaningful way.

Artists: Halil Altindere, Mohammed Sami, Nidhal Chamekh, Susan Stockwell, Taus Makhacheva and Varvara Shavrova

Curator: Varvara Shavrova

Special thanks to the Patrick Heide Art Contemporary Gallery, London and the York Art Gallery, York, UK. 

Credit image: Susan Stockwell, Traded Winds, ©Susan Stockwell 2016, ©photo Steve Hickey2016

Exhibition Dates

10 Nov – 7 Dec 2019

Opening Reception

Sun / 10 Nov / 5:30pm


Free - Open invitation


The Gallery at VCUarts Qatar