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:




Cities of Conviction

Group Show, Utah MOCA

Utah, United States of America


Fully Booked Dubai

Mural Commission, Alserkal Avenue

Dubai Design Week, UAE


Radical Love: Female Lust

Group Show, Crypt Gallery

London, UK



Phantom Punch

Group Show, Bates College Museum

Lewiston, Maine, USA



Invisible Lines

Group Show, Islamic Human Rights Commission Gallery

London, UK



Islamic Art Festival

Group Show, Sharjah Art Museum

Sharjah, UAE



Group Show, Venice Biennial

Venice, Italy


Mostly Visible

Group Show, Jeddah Art Week

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia



Hajj A Journey to the Heart of Islam

Group Show, Addis Gallery / The British Museum

London, UK



Group Show, Effat University Student Show

Jeddah Saudi Arabia







Bates College

[VIDEO INTERVIEW] An Introduction to a Cultural Phantom Punch with Saudi Artist Nouf Alhimiary

By Lillie Shulman, published on November 16, 2016


Nouf Alhimiary describes her inspiration for the series The Desire to Not Exist and her interest in existentialism.


Watch the video Here.


Press Herald

Art review: Contemporary Saudi works highlight a fast-evolving art scene

By Daniel Kany, published on November 6, 2016


An exhibition by Saudi Arabian artists is on view through March 18 at the Bates College Museum of Art in Lewiston.


Read the article Here.


The Huffington Post

Saudi Arabian Artist Turns A Daily Fashion Log Into Feminist Activism

By Priscilla Frank, published on April 19, 2016


The series, “What She Wore,” explores the relationship between individuality and tradition.


Read the article Here.



A Saudi Photographer Took Pictures Of Women In Abayas To Capture Their Individuality

By Sonia Mariam Thomas, published on April 18, 2016


Nouf Alhimiary’s photos depict women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from different walks of life, all dressed in the traditional abaya.


Read the article Here.


The Floating Magazine


By Payal Khandelwal, published on March 30, 2016


Activism led by art is slowly becoming a mighty force to be reckoned with. Nouf Alhimiary, a young photographer based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is one of the proponents of that force.


Read the Article Here.


Girl Talk HQ

Meet The Saudi Arabian Photographer Weaving Feminism Into Her Work


While art is often created for entertainment, especially in our celebrity-driven, money-fueled generation, there are still many artists using their unique voice to speak up for what moves them.


Read the article Here.


Aquila Style

Saudi photographer Nouf Alhimiary inspired by feminism

By Teakster, published on June 3, 2015


Nouf Alhimiary is an emerging photographer whose practice centres on vintage media and antique cameras.


You can read the article Here.




Artist Spotlight: Nouf Alhimiary from Saudi Arabia

By Aquila Style, published on April 11, 2015


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By POI, published in 2015


Exploring the various ways of being vulnerable in today’s society through her work, NOUFLING stands by her passion and drive to succeed in making a difference.


You can read the article Here.



Arabs in America: Saudi artists launch U.S. tour

By Saffiya Ansari, published on March 18, 2014


Formed in the mountains of Saudi Arabia, art collective Edge of Arabia is launching a U.S. tour in the hopes of bridging the cultural divide.


You can read the article Here.