Christto & Andrew are a collaborative duo of visual artists who currently live and work in Doha, Qatar. Christto Sanz was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico where he received a BA from the Escuela de Artes Plásticas before completing a Master’s in Visual Communication from Elisava, Barcelona Spain. Andrew Weir was born in Johannesburg South Africa; he is currently persuing his MA in Museums Studies and Gallery practices from UCL, Qatar. They have exhibited in the Middle East, the United States, Central America and Europe.

The artists met while studying abroad in Barcelona and they have worked together since 2009. Christto and Andrew have collaboratively produced photography, objects and video that explore social identity, media and the interpretation of history.

Christto & Andrew’s photographic work looks at the pearling history of the Middle East, particularly Qatar, by using models from the Indian sub-continent which relates to the massive influx of migrant labour into the region. Through the recreation of historical events, they touch upon important topics related to the economic, political and social order of the past.