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Jowhara Al Saud

Jowhara Al Saud was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1978, and lives in between New York and Saudi Arabia. A photographer and multimedia artist, she has a BA in Film Theory from Wellesley College, Massachusetts (1996-2000), a post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Mixed Media from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (2000-2001) and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, Massachusetts.

Her recent solo shows include “Your Friends and Neighbours”, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, Sultan Gallery, Kuwait and Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam (2010-2011); “Jowhara Al Saud”, Witzenhausen Gallery at the Zoom Art Fair, Miami and Witzenhausen Gallery, New York (2010); and “Out of Line”, Schneider Gallery, Chicago (2008). She also shared a two-person show, “Altered States” with Curtis Mann at the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston (2009). She has exhibited at the international art fairs “Art Hong Kong”, “Art Rotterdam”, “Art Chicago”, “Scope NYC”, “Scope Basel” and “Scope Miami”, all with Witzenhausen Gallery (2010-2011); “Art Abu Dhabi” and “Art Dubai” with Athr Gallery (2010-2011); and “Pulse NYC”, “Art Palm Beach” and “Paris Photo”, with the Aperture Foundation, New York and Paris (2009-2010).

Her recent group shows include "Suwar: pictorial representations from the Arab world", Rose Issa Projects (2012); “I.Image: The Uncommon Portrait”, Portsmouth Museum of Art, New Hampshire (2011); “Nabatt – A Sense of Being”, Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai (2010), “Sultry II”, Kris Graves Projects, New York (2010); “Grey Borders, Grey Frontiers”, Edge of Arabia, Berlin in conjunction with the Biennale (2010); “A New Angle”, Schneider Gallery, Chicago (2010); “American Reconstruction”, Winkleman Gallery, New York (2010); “The Year In Pictures”, Danziger Projects, New York (2010); “2-3-d-12”, Energy Gallery, Toronto (2009); “Sting! 5: Pop Rocks”, The Beehive, Boston (2009); “Re-Orientations”, European Parliament, Brussels (2008); “Altered States”, Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston (2008); “Fetish Gesture”, GASP Gallery, Boston (2006); and “Second Space”, Grub Street Gallery, Boston (2006).

Al Saud has featured in numerous international journals and publications, most notably “Asharq Al Awsat” pan-Arab newspaper; “Blend”; “The Boston Globe”; “Canvas”; “Contemporary Art Practices”; “New York Magazine”; and “Whitewall”. She was also published in “Re-Orientations: Contemporary Arab Representations” (European Parliament Publications Office, 2008).

Her work is in the public collections of the National Arts Collection Fund, UK; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Greenbox Museum, Amsterdam as well as many private collections across Europe, the USA and the Middle East.

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