Bio

Nouf Alhimiary is a feminist artist, and gender researcher from Saudi Arabia. Interested in gender and feminist scholarship and activism in the middle east, her work has been shown internationally in Venice Biennial, the British Museum, Sharjah Museum of Art, Dubai Design Week and the UtahMOCA among others.

 

EXHIBITIONS & COMMISSIONS:

  • 2016  Cities Without Conviction. UtahMOCA. Utah, USA.
  • 2016  Fully Booked Book Fair. Alserkal Avenue. Dubai, UAE.
  • 2016  Phantom Punch. Bates College Museum of Art. Lewiston, ME, USA.
  • 2015  Invisible Lines. Islamic Human Rights Commission Gallery. London, UK.
  • 2014  Islamic Art Festival. Sharjah Art Museum. Sharjah, UAE. (+ Catalogue.)
  • 2014  Rhizoma: Generation in Waiting. Venice Biennale, Italy. (+ Catalogue.)
  • 2014  Mostly Visible. Jeddah Art Week. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012  Hajj: A Journey to The Heart of Islam. British Museum’s Addis Gallery, London.

LECTURES / TALKS

  • 2017 Guest Speaker in MED ISPI Youth Forum, Italian Institute for International Political Studies. TALK: Art as means of political participation and civic engagement in the MENA region.
  • 2016 Guest Speaker in Bates Univeristy: ANTROPOLOGY 134 Myth, Folklore and Popular Culture. TALK: Gender, culture and Alienation. Bates University.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • MED Dialogues:  [VIDEO INTERVIEW]  Alhimiary: the State of Art in Saudi Arabia , published on November 29, 2017 ( Here.)
  • Bates College:  [VIDEO INTERVIEW] An Introduction to a Cultural Phantom Punch with Saudi Artist Nouf Alhimiary by Lillie Shulman, published on November 16, 2016 ( Here.)
  • Press Herald:  Art review: Contemporary Saudi works highlight a fast-evolving art scene by Daniel Kany, published on November 6, 2016 ( Here.) 
  • The Huffington Post:  Saudi Arabian Artist Turns A Daily Fashion Log Into Feminist Activism by Priscilla Frank, published on April 19, 2016 ( Here.)
  • Buzzfeed:  A Saudi Photographer Took Pictures Of Women In Abayas To Capture Their Individuality by Sonia Mariam Thomas, published on April 18, 2016 (Here.)
  • The Floating Magazine:  PEOPLE: NOUF ALHIMIARY by Payal Khandelwal, published on March 30, 2016 ( Here.)
  • Girl Talk HQ:  Meet The Saudi Arabian Photographer Weaving Feminism Into Her Work  (Here.)
  • Aquila Style:
  1. Saudi photographer Nouf Alhimiary inspired by feminism by Teakster, published on June 3, 2015 ( Here.)
  2. Artist Spotlight: Nouf Alhimiary from Saudi Arabia by Aquila Style, published on April 11, 2015 ( Here.)
  • GOLDEN BOY PRESS:  GOLDEN BOY PRESS INTERVIEW #256 by POI, published in 2015 ( Here.)
  • AL-ARABIYAH:  Arabs in America: Saudi artists launch U.S. tour by Saffiya Ansari, published on March 18, 2014 (Here.)