Ayman Yossri Daydban

4 Saudi Artists Open Their Studios In Jeddah And Riyadh

August 1, 2019 - Harper's Bazaar Art

Dana Awartani, Abdulnasser Gharem, Ayman Yossri Daydban and Basmah Felemban take us inside their Saudi Arabia-based studios

Ayman Yossri Daydban: “I see my studio as an important piece of artwork—it is always changing, never settling in one location. I never decided what medium I will use—sometimes I paint, sometimes I crush elements together and sometimes I mix unconventional, untraditional styles together. I will keep searching for answers. I am currently working on a solo exhibition with Athr Gallery which will launch in September.”


Athr Gallery showcases the limitless imagination of Ayman Yossri Daydban

March 5, 2016 - Nisma Rafiq for Saudi Gazette

The Mexican painter Farida Kahlo once said: “I never paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” Jeddah Art Week and Athr Gallery is presenting Ayman Yossri Daydban’s solo exhibition, Give Me Light, that has spell-bound viewers with art that is real, yet abstract, with a few words and a thousand pictures.

Jeddah Arts 21, 39: Man’s relationship with Earth in spotlight

February 17, 2016 - By Talal Al-Tukhaes for Saudi Gazette

Interestingly, this year’s exhibition inspiration for ‘Earth and Ever After’ comes from the Holy Qur’anic verses: “From this dust We created you, and in this We shall put you back, and from this, We shall raise you up once again.” (20:55) and “And Allah has made the Earth a spread for you, so that you may go about its broad ways.” (71:20). 

THE ARMORY SHOW | Day I: Snow, Art and A Spotlight on @AthrArtGallery

March 6, 2015 - By Jasmine Bager


We spoke to the co-founder of Athr, who is also the vice chairman of the Saudi Art Council, Mohammed A. Hafiz. He greeted us at their booth #542, in Pier 94. Hafiz explained the significance of text and imagery in communicating across languages—English and Arabic—in the carefully curated selections on display this year. The various pieces each hint at the flexibility of text; how language can easily morph, depending on the context. Language, he said, is not limited to the spoken word; it is also based on visual references, even subtitles in a film. The chosen artists, Ayman Yossri Daydban, Mahdi Al Jeraibi, Bakr Shaykhoon and Ahmed Mater demonstrate that in different ways.


SpeedDating In Texas

May 19, 2014 - By Werner Bloch for Art Magazine

Sabrina Amrani welcomes the new year with Common Ground, an Exhibition by Athr's artist Ayman Yossri Daydban

January 20, 2014

Sabrina Amrani welcomes the new year with ‘Common Grounds’, an exhibition by Saudi artist Ayman Yossri Daydban, who has never been shown in Spain before. 


Mulit-media group Exhibition 'Show of faith' Featuring Saudi Arabian Artists

July 25, 2013 - By Islamic Arts Magazine

Taking its cue from the current Ramadan season, a time of contemplation and spiritual regeneration for Muslims worldwide, ‘Show Of Faith’ offers perspectives, insights and reflections on the essence of faith, both within the precepts and traditions of Islam, and beyond, as a universal source of sanctuary and solace


Athr exhibit at Katara Cultural Village, Doha

July 7, 2013

Athr Gallery head to Doha, Qatar, this month to collaborate with the city’s Katara Cultural Village on ‘Show Of Faith’, a major, multi-media group exhibition on July 11 and running until August 31.

David Zink Yi, Untitled

Saudi Arabia got its first exhibition of contemporary global video art at Athr's Gallery 'Video(works)' exihibition

July 4, 2013 - By Harper's Bazaar Art

Saudi artist Sami al-Turki discusses the event within the context of being a participant as well as an established practitioner of video art.

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A Visit to Athr Gallery: Celebrating Saudi Arabia’s Burgeoning Art Scene

July 4, 2013 - By Sarah Zakzouk for The Arab Review.

Walking through the exhibition, there was an incredibly diverse range of material on show, ranging from documentary footage, to staged ‘performances’ and videos expressing a comical and light-hearted tone.