Nouf Alhimiary is an artist and academic, working with multimedia approaches ranging from photography, video, installation, pedagogy, performance and text. She use critical engagement, collectivity and fiction to interrogate the fluctuating links between intimacy, technology, culture, gendered subject formation, and alterity.

Alhimiary’s practice builds constellations around affect, cyberspace, East African cultural histories, the fictionalisation of heritage and Jalsa ceremonies in the GCC. ⁣Her lived experiences propel her to extend the dialectic of decolonialism into her work.  

Born and raised in Jeddah and based in London.

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2023 PhD Candidate in Culture at UCL 
2019 MSc Gender Studies at LSE
2015 Bachelor’s in Humanities at Effat University

The Salon of Disobedience x Algorithmic Intimacies with Nouf Alhimiary, Mosaic Rooms, London,2019. (Link)
‘Desire to Not Exist’ mural, Fully Booked Book Fair, Alserkal Avenue, UAE, 2016.

[selected group exhibitions]

Habibi Collection - Arab-British Womxn Film Screening, Catfrod Mews, London.
Becoming and 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.
OOMK, Issue Four, ‘The Internet’, 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.

Haramacy residency, Albany Theatre (London), 2019.
Bates Museum of Art Visiting Artist, Anthropology Department (Lewiston, Maine), 2016.
Off Screen Expedition, Crossway Foundation x Edge of Arabia, (London & Cornwall), 2012

Misk fellowship, 2018-2019.
SBM scholarship, 2018.
Culturerunners grant to Bates University Residency, 2016.
Crossway Foundation Bursary to Fotofest Portfolio Reviews, 2014.
Create & Inspire, Crossway Foundation x The British Museum, 2012.
Effat University Merit Scholarship, 2010.

Women’s Art Library, Goldsmith’s University.
Bates Museum of Art.

The Albany Theatre • April 2019
MED Dialogues in Rome • November 2017
Bates University in Lewiston • November 2016

[news features]
Dazed Digital

Tribe Magazine
Bates University Website

Press Herald

Huffington Post


The Floating Magazine

Girl Talk HQ

Artist Spotlight: Nouf Alhimiary