Nouf Alhimiary is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and researcher whose work resides at the intersection of art, technology, and cultural inquiry. Alhimiary is Visiting PhD Researcher at Yale University’s Center for Collaborative Art and Media (CCAM), and a PhD candidate in Culture, Communication & Media at University College London. Emphasizing the virtual and feminine as investigative frameworks, Alhimiary crafts installations that not only capture subjectivity but also challenge it. Her installations merge esoteric traditions with contemporary computational methods to scrutinize essential human themes—free will, identity, and ethical technology usage among them. Today, she continues to participate in conversations on the nuanced intersections of art, humanities, astrology, and technology from her London base.

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Visiting PhD Researcher in Center for Collaborative Art and Media (CCAM)

University College London
PhD in Culture, Communication & Media

London School of Economics and Political Science
MSc in Gender Studies

Effat University
BA in English

Commissions and Workshops

London, UK
Between Sleep and Sleeplessness: A Creative Methods Workshop
at Haramacy

Tuscany, Italy
Studio Visits
at Villa Lena

New Haven, CT
Junior Seminar on Virtual Ethnographies 
at Yale 

Participatory Discussions on Mental Health and Identity Politics

Arab Women Artists Now
at RichMix

The Salon of Disobedience x Algorithmic Intimacies
at the Mosaic Rooms

‘Desire to Not Exist’ mural, Fully Booked Book Fair
Alserkal Avenue, Dubai Art Week

Typographical Image Making Workshop
at Mostly Visible, Jeddah Art Week

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Performances

‘Parallel’- Ministry of Culture, VR Exhibition in various locations in Saudi Arabia.
‘Selections from the Diversity Collection Program, Bates museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, USA. 

‘Arab-British Womxn Film Screening’, Habibi Collective, Catfrod Mews, London.
‘The Salon of Disobedience’, Mosaic Rooms, London.
‘Becoming an Archive’, Women’s Art Library, Goldsmiths University, London.
‘Haramacy Festival’, the Albany Theatre London, London.

‘Cities of Conviction’, UtahMOCA, USA.
‘Radical Love, Female Lust’, Women of the World Festival, Ireland.
‘Radical Love, Female Lust’, Crypt Gallery London.

‘Fully Booked Book Fair’, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.
‘Phantom Punch’, Bates College Museum of Art, USA.

‘Invisible Lines’, Islamic Human Rights Commission Gallery, London.
‘The Internet’, OOMK, Issue Four,  Link.

‘Islamic Art Festival’, Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah.
‘Fotofest Biennial’, The Meeting Place, Houston, TX.
‘Rhizoma: Generation in Waiting’, Venice Biennial, Italy.

‘Mostly Visible’, Jeddah Art Week, Saudi Arabia.

‘Hajj: A Journey to The Heart of Islam’, British Museum’s Addis Gallery, London.


2023 Villa Lena Residency, Tuscany, Italy.
2023 Sigg Art Residency, Athens, Greece.
2021 RU Residency, New York, New York, USA.
2020 AlBalad Residency, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
2019 Haramacy residency, Albany Theatre, London, UK
2016 Bates Museum of Art Visiting Artist, Anthropology Department, Maine, USA.
2012 Off Screen Expedition, Crossway Foundation x Edge of Arabia, UK.

Villa Lena Foundation Collection.
Women’s Art Library, Goldsmith’s University.
Bates Museum of Art.

Talks / Panels / Conferences
NYU & the Sorbonne (Culture Made in Arabia)• April 2021
SOAS • March 2020
Arab Women Artist’s Now • March 2020
Catford Mews • September 2019
LSE Gender, Sexuality and Globilization Conference • May 2019
The Albany Theatre • April 2019 
MED Dialogues in Rome • November 2017
Bates University in Lewiston • November 2016

Fellowships and Awards
2021 Yale-UCL Collaborative scholarship
2020 MOC Cultural Scholarship Prgoram
2018 Misk Fellowship
2018 SBMF Scholarship
2017 Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs x ISPI, MED Young Leaders
2014 Crossway Foundation Grant to Fotofest
2012 Most Creative Youth
2010 Effat University Merit Scholarship

Publications / Interviews / Writing

2024 [Interview] Juliette Magazine, ‘Studio visit diaries #1 (feat Villa Lena): Nouf Alhimiary in conversation with Federico Montagna‘.
2023 [Interniew] Harpers Bazaar, ‘Womb Power: Meet The Arab Artists Exploring Motherhood And Femininity Through Their Oeuvre.
2022 [Interview] Grazia Magazine, ‘Artists from Saudi Arabia’.
2021 [essay] Raw Publication, ‘Performing girl, undisciplined’.
2020 [essay] Haramacy Anthology: A collection of Essays, ‘My Love is Vast, but So is My Difference’.
2019 [news] Mosaic Rooms, ‘The Salon of Disobedience: Algorithmic Intimacies Hervisions with Nouf Alhimiary.
2019 [essay] Galdem Magazine, ‘Can we stop shaming each other for being fake online and accept that social media is performative?.
2017 [news] AQNB, ‘Spiritual parallels connecting Saudi Arabia + Utah in Cities of Conviction at UMOCA‘.
2017 [profile] Mid East Art, ‘Nouf Alhimiary: Interview’.
2016 [news] AramcoWorld, ‘Ambassadors of Art‘.
2016 [profile] Bates Museum of Art, ‘An Introduction to a Cultural Phantom Punch with Artist Nouf Alhimiary‘.
2016 [news] HuffPost Art and Culture, ‘Artist Turns A Daily Fashion Log Into Feminist Activism‘.
2015 [profile] The Floating Magazine, ‘Nouf Alhimiary’.
2014 [news] Alarabiya, ‘Arabs in America: Saudi artists launch U.S. tour‘.