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Exclusive Art available at 21st Century Leaders Event

An exclusive collection of artwork will be exhibited and some available for purchase as part of the 21st Century Leaders Art Exhibition at the Grand Hyatt Doha this weekend.

The exhibition will include artwork that is being shown for the first time and private work by international, regional and Qatari stars of the art world, plus art created exclusively for Doha 21st Century Leaders.

The viewing experience will be an exciting short-term addition to the burgeoning Doha art scene offering visitors the opportunity to observe work by acclaimed artists Sacha Jafri, Lorenzo Quinn and Gayle Mandle Wells alongside local Qatar artists Yousef Ahmed and Amal Al Athem and Doha-based artist Boo Beaumont.

The exhibition includes 28 pieces by Sacha Jafri which are considered his best work from his first six collections – the first time these works have been exhibited together in one place worldwide. Sacha holds the title of the youngest living artist to complete a 10 year retrospective, with none other than Picasso taking second place. Sacha Jafri’s 10 year retrospective will be visiting the top eight Museums of the world including The Met New York, The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, Berlin Institute and The Arts House Singapore.

Alongside such esteemed artists, 21st Century Leaders has also asked the Whatever It Takes To Make A Difference Experience to exhibit 57 artworks by leaders of arts, sport, film, music, literature, architecture and fashion. The artwork was created by such luminaries as Sir Ben Kingsley, Danny Boyle & Christian Colson, and George Clooney from the film world, as well as Donna Karan, Heidi Klum, Sir Paul Smith, Alexander McQueen CBE, and Stella McCartney from the world of fashion. The artworks 21st Century Leaders original artwork will be on display for the first time as a world exclusive.

“Doha 21st Century Leaders are very grateful to all the artists, both international and Qatari, who have worked extremely hard to bring this exhibition together. It is our first exhibition of its type and it is very fitting that we should hold the first 21st Century Leader artist exhibition in Doha,” says Charlotte di Vita MBE, Founder and Director of Doha 21st Century Leaders.

“We hope that the Doha 21st Century Leaders platform can continue to support and facilitate local and international artists to come together. We hope that by continuing to bring together international and Qatari artists to share their combined talent, it will allow for much inspiration, empowerment and education at all levels of society, for the benefit of all.”

The art exhibition formally opens at 6pm on the 30 October with a reception attended by all the artists, prior to Doha’s 21st Century Leaders Awards Gala Dinner.

The next day, on 31 October, the exhibition will be open for a short time to the public, and the 21st Century Leaders artists will present their work. Doha 21st Century Leaders invite members of the public to an exclusive viewing from 10.30am through to 11:30am, that will include a book signing session and the opportunity to speak directly with many of the featured artists of the exhibition.

Following this, the Grand Hyatt Doha will kindly host a light luncheon for the 21st Century Leaders artists, 400 Qatari art aficionados and the Doha 21st Century Award winners and guests. The featured artists will welcome guests and present their collections. The Doha 21st Century Leader Foundation will run this with the kind help and support of Qatar’s Friends of the Environment Center, which was founded by Dr. Saif Ali Al-Hajari. The events are also being held in partnership with Qatar Charity.

Numerous pieces of the art will be for sale during the luncheon, with one piece from each of the exhibited artists available for purchase, with the bidding continuing throughout the afternoon.


For more information please contact :

Patsy Bateman (English) on or +974 3233935

Farah Faisal Aburamadan
(Arabic) on or +974 582 4582

21st Century Leaders Foundation

Founded by Charlotte di Vita in 2003, when Nelson Mandela appointed her as a Goodwill Ambassador to his Children’s Fund, the 21st Century Leaders Foundation aims to leverage the influence of leaders in their field and popular culture to cause positive change. 21st Century Leaders Foundation’s mission is to assist and encourage a generation of influencers – royalty, Nobel peace prize laureates, and well-known figures in the fields of film, music, fashion, art and literature - to raise awareness and funds for international development causes, thereby leading the way in promoting positive environmental and sustainable human development solutions.

Friends of the Environment Center (FEC)

Friends of the Environment Center (FEC) was established in 1992 in Doha as a non-profit non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to environmental protection and conservation. FEC aims to play an effective role in collaboration with governmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with the environment in the State of Qatar., to maximise environmental safety, health and natural beauty and to reach the best possible level of sustainable development for the enjoyment and well-being of man. The center depends on voluntary work to carry out its activities. It is a member of the Arab Federation for Youth and Environment and has been designated as the Regional Coordination Office for the GCC countries. It is a founder member of the Gulf’s NGOs Environmental Network and maintains active cooperation with several regional and international organisations, in particular UNEP, UNESCO and ROPME.

Qatar Charity

Qatar Charity
(QC) is a non-government organisation which was established in 1992 in order to support the Qatari society and other needy communities abroad. Its mission is to support the abilities of the most needy groups to fulfil human dignity and social justice in cooperation with partners. Its vision is to be an example, a pioneering, distinguished Islamic institution which combines originality, creativity and professionalism in the field of humanitarian aid and development. QC is one of the largest charities in the Gulf, its activities covering more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia and Europe, through its registered field offices in various countries or local civil societies as implementing partners. QC is registered in Qatar and governed by law No (2) of 1974, which is amended by decree-law No (17) 1989, and law No (8) of 1998, which regulates work of private societies and foundations. QC has been in consultative status with UN ECOSOC since 1997.

Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes is a unique artwork campaign launched by 21st Century Leaders Foundation. Over 600 leaders in the worlds of fashion, film, television, art, music and sport, have donated their artworks and have signed messages of hope for the future. This artwork is used to design and create a variety of lifestyle products which are then sold to raise funds through 4000 retail partners which includes Harrods, Selfridges, Bloomingdales, Macy’s, Lane Crawford and David Jones amongst others. Whatever It Takes works closely with their leaders to assist and encourage a generation of influencers to take ownership, engage in positive action, raise awareness among their communities, and champion the solutions to poverty and environmental degradation. Whatever It Takes raises funds for key global development causes, including poverty alleviation, the protection of children, and environmental conservation.

Grand Hyatt Doha

Blending traditional and modern architecture, Grand Hyatt Doha is a business hotel in the new district of West Bay Lagoon. A mix used complex of 249 guestrooms and 91 residences including 39 suites and 43 executive club rooms. It boasts of four restaurants that are individually designed with show kitchens featuring international cuisines, a lobby lounge and a bar with walk-in cigar room. The hotel has extensive conferences facilities in 11 meeting rooms and a 1,500 sq m ballroom. The hotel has extensive leisure facilities including a Hyatt Pure day spa, private beach, three outdoor swimming pools and health club with indoor lap pool.

For more information about the hotel and to make a reservation, call +974 448 1234 or visit