I completed a foundation course at Chelsea College of Art&Design (London) and later graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from the Slade School of Fine Art (London), where I also completed an exchange program at the School of the Art Institute (Chicago).
Following this, I achieved an MSc in NGOs and Development, with Merit, from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
My most recent solo exhibitions, titled Wish You Were Here (2017) was exhibited at Athr gallery in Jeddah and Art Berlin Contemporary, preceded by Year of Issue (2014) and Behind Closed Doors (2011) at the New Art Exchange, Nottingham and Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London, respectively.
My most recent group shows include, LTAYM at Athr Gallery (2017), I Spy with My Little Eye (2015) curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Felrath was shown at Mosaic Rooms in London and Casa Arabe in Madrid; Stitching Cyborgs (2014) featured works exhibited at Contemporary Arts Platform, Kuwait, A'Rebours (2014) at Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London and Untitled alongside Sara Rahbar and Huda Lutfi (2013).
I have also participated in various international art fairs, namely ABC Berlin (2016), Abu Dhabi Art (2017, 2016, 2015), FIAC (2009), Art Dubai (2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011), MENASA (2013) and Art Istanbul (2013).
Undertaking independent curatorial and art education projects is an extremely important aspect to my practice. I was most recently selected for Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hoor Al Qasemi’s Do It Arab project (2016), INIVA's A Place for Conversation (2014), curated RCD>PLY>RWD>FFD>STP>EJ at Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London (2014), V&A's Record, Resist, Reframe (2012), Tate's Illuminating Cultures program (2010), INIVA’s Emotional Learning Cards (2010) and My Story commissioned by the British Arts Council (2009).
Additionally, I have featured in numerous publications, namely, Tribe Magazine (2017, 2016), Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and Iran by Saeb Eigner (2015), Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia (2017, 2013), The National (2013), Contemporary Practices (2011), ELLE Magazine (2009) and Art Dubai Journal (2009).


 

Education

2010  CELTA, London (Cambridge Accredited)

2008 - 2009 MSc NGOs and Development(Merit), LSE

2004-2008 BA Fine Art, Slade (2:1)

2006-2007 Student Exchange, Fibre and Materials Department (SAIC, Chicago)

2003-2004 Foundation Course (Chelsea College of Art) 


Group Exhibitions

2017
LTAYM, Athr Gallery, Jeddah

2016

Do It Arab, Sharjah Art Foundation co curated by Hoor Al Qasemi&Hans Ulrich Obrist

2015
Mosaic Rooms, London: I Spy With My Little Eye
Casa Arabe, Madrid: I Spy With My Little Eye

2014
Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London: A'Rebours
Contemporary Arts Platform, Kuwait: Stitching Cyborgs

2013
Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London: Aya Haidar, Huda Lutfi, Sara Rahbar

2012
Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Dubai: Text Me
Jiq Jaq Gallery, London: Man and Dog
Sultan Gallery, Kuwait: The Bravery

2010
JAMM, curated by Lulu al Sabah and Lydia Limerick, London: Neither Here Nor There

2007
Women for Peace, Stockholm, Sweden
Woburn Studios, curated by Michael Shamberg, London: Turtle

2006
Galerie Artcore, Paris
Galeria do Palacio, Porto

Solo Exhibitions

2017
Athr Gallery, Jeddah: Wish You Were Here

2016
Art Berlin Contemporary, Germany: Wish You Were Here

2014
New Art Exchange, Nottingham: Year of Issue

2011
Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London: Behind Closed Doors

2009
Bischoff Weiss Gallery, London: 1982
198 Gallery, London: Crewel Stories

Art Fairs

2017
Abu Dhabi Art, UAE (Athr Gallery)

2016
Art Dubai, Dubai (Athr Gallery)
ABC, Berlin (Athr Gallery)
Abu Dhabi Art, UAE (Athr Gallery)

2015
Abu Dhabi Art, UAE (Athr Gallery)

2014
FIAC, Paris (Athr Gallery)

2013
MENASA, Beirut (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)
Art Dubai, Dubai (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)

2012
Art Dubai, Dubai (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)

2011
Art Dubai, Dubai (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)

2009
Art Dubai, Dubai (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)
FIAC, Paris (Bischoff Weiss Gallery)

Publications

2017
Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia (July Issue)

2016
Tribe Magazine (Summer Issue)

2015
Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art from the Middle East and Iran by Saeb Eigner

2013
Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia (December Issue)

2011
Contemporary Practices (February Issue)

2010
Emotional Learning Cards, Institute of International Visual Arts (INIVA)

2009
Recollections, Illustrations for private publication by Haibat El-Turk

Press Features

2014
Art Reoriented
Financial Times

2013
Harper's Bazaar Art Arabia
Jonathan Velardi
Beirut Art Fair Magazine
Femme Magazine
The National

2012
RG Holland

2010
Saudi Gazette

2009
ELLE Magazine
Clare Market Review, recipient of Best Visual Arts Feature
Art Dubai Journal

Creative Projects (Education & Curatorial)

2015
Collaborative project between INIVA, A-Space and Newport School. Exhibited at INIVA, London.

2014
RCD>PLY>RWD>FFD>STP>EJ, Kashya Hildebrand Gallery, London
A Place for Conversation, INIVA, London

2013
Dwelling, public installation commissioned by Solidere in Saifi Village, Beirut
Hackney Live Project, INIVA, London

2012
Record, Resist, Reframe, V&A London

2011
Curator and Artist Coordinator, Athr Gallery, Jeddah

2010
Illuminating Cultures, TATE Britain, London

2009
My Story, British Arts Council, London