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WHERE I WORK

Ahmed Mater

BY CHIN-CHIN YAP

The modernist home of Saudi Arabia's most prominent contemporary artist 
doubles as a hub of Jeddah's contemporary art scene

Ahmed Mater at his studio in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. All images courtesy the artist unless otherwise stated.

"It was a pleasure to burn," writes Ray Bradbury in his iconic opening to Fahrenheit 451, which lingered in my mind on the drive to Ahmed Mater's studio in the oppressive Jeddah sun. Our late January visit took place just before the influx of foreign journalists, curators, collectors and gallerists during Jeddah's second

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