Habeeb M. Abu-Futtaim is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and an Arab art specialist based in Doha. Born and raised in Qatar with a multi-cultural Hadhrami background, he holds a BFA in Painting + Printmaking and a minor in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar and later pursued a Master’s in Museum and Gallery Practice from University College London. Abu-Futtaim has been part of several Biennials and group shows internationally including Berlin, Dubai, Doha, Santa Cruz, and more, alongside notable Arab artists. His work is part of several important collections including the Barjeel Art Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Cruz, and other private collections. Abu-Futtaim co-founded and led the Modern and Contemporary Arab Art Auctions at AlBahie Auction House in Doha for over six years from 2017-2024 and helped with the presence and growth of the Arab art market in the region and internationally. Abu-Futtaim is currently a Junior Faculty and Artist in Residence with the Department of Painting + Printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar.