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.  

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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

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

SOAS • March 2020
Arab Women Artist’s Now • March 2020
Catford Mews • September 2019
The Albany Theatre • April 2019 
MED Dialogues in Rome • November 2017
Bates University in Lewiston • November 2016