Born in 1987, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Education

Manuscript Illumination Apprenticeship, Istanbul, Turkey 2012
Masters Degree in Traditional Arts; The Princes School of Traditional Arts, London, England 2011
Bachelorette Degree in Fine Art; Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, England 2009
Foundation Degree in Art and Design, Byam Shaw School of Art, Central Saint Martin’s, London, England 2006

Exhibitions

solo exhibitions

‘Detroit Affinities: Dana Awartani’, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, USA 2017
‘I went away and forgot you’, Galleria Franco Noero, Torino, Italy 2017
The Hidden Qualities of Quantities’, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2015

selected group exhibitions

L’Horreur Du Plein, Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunisia 2017
On the Sex of Angels, Nicodim Gallery, Bucharest, Romania 2017
JIWA, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta, Indonesia 2017
Bridges, United Nations, New York, USA 2017
Cities of Conviction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, USA 2017
Negotiating Space, The Mosaic Rooms, London, UK 2017
Exhibition 1, IAIA, New York, USA 2017
21,39: Safar, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2017
GENERA#ION: Contemporary Art from Saudi Arabia, San Francisco, USA 2016
Forming in the Pupil of an Eye: Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Kochi, India 2016
For An Image, Faster Than Light: Yinchuan Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Yinchuan, China 2016
Take Me [I’m Yours], Jewish Museum, New York, USA 2016
NOT NEW NOW: Marrakech Biennale, Marrakech, Morocco 2016
“Unity” A Quincy House Art Exhibition, U.S Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 2015
Reinventing the Vernacular, Asir, Saudi Arabia 2015
The Language of Human Consciousness, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2014
21,39: Moallaqat, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2014
Illumination: The Light of Tradition, Linlithgow, Scotland 2013
Parallel Lines, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2013
Show of Faith, Qatara Center, Doha, Qatar 2013
Rhizoma at Edge of Arabia, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy 2013
Mostly Visible, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 2013

Publications

“Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now”
“Nostalgia: Contemporary Artists from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” - Imago Mundi
“One of 100” - Maserati/ Ermenegildo Zegna