Education

• School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA, Masters of  Art in Art Therapy and Counselling. Expected graduation 2019.
• Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait, Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication: Visual Communication 2009-2013
• Semester Abroad in University of Missouri St. Louis, USA. Summer 2013

 

Exhibitions

2018
•  In-Between the Skyline of Kuwait City (Touring Solo Exhibition), La Galerie, Alliance Francaise Dubai, UAE.
2017
• Facilitator of a Creativly Empowered Women collective knitted art piece for Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago, USA.
• Co-Facilitator of collaging workshop and live calligraphy performance artist on the Culturunners RV at Smithsonian & Free Sackler's IlluminAisa Festival, Washington DC.                                                                                                                                                    • SITES Galleries 'Home' Exhibition, School of the art Institute of Chicago, USA.
• 20th International Open, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA.
• Vantage Point 3, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE.
• We Are We Belong: Art Thearpists of Color by The Illinois Art Therapy Association, The Dojo Gallery, Chicago, USA.
• Abolish Article 153 Art Exhibition, The Hub Gallery, Kuwait. 
• International Women Photographers Award Touring Exhibition, Fondation Hypocrène in  Paris and Toulouse France.. Alliance Française in Dubai UAE, New Delhi India, Port Said and Alexandria Egypt, Riyadh KSA. Institut Français in Cairo Egypt. 
2016
• Artworks from Crossway Foundation Journey to Turkey, Naila Art Gallery, Jeddah, KSA
• Art Jameel Photography Award Shortlisted Winners Exhibition, Jeddah, KSA
• Blue Hour Exhibition, Bolivia Biennnale, Centro Cultural De Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
• Photo's of Mubarakiya Exhibition, Boushahri Gallery, Kuwait.
• In Between the Skyline of Kuwait City, Book Launch and Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
• It's a bad word “belong”, Ka Fotoğraf Geliştirme Atölyesi, Ankara, Turkey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Abolish Article 153 Art Exhibition (touring), FA Gallery, Kuwait.
• What is your location? (Turning exhibition: Brazil, Kuwait, UK) Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
• Abolish Article 153 Art Exhibition, Jamm Gallery, Dubai, UAE.
• K's Path Annual Charity Art Exhibition, Boushehri Gallery, Kuwait.
2015
•  Art Jameel Photography Award Shortlisted Winners Exhibition, Jeddah, KSA
• What is your location? (Tourning exhibition: Brazil, Kuwait, UK) Centro Cultural • CEEE Eirico Verissimo, Porto Alegre, Brazil
• A 100 Times No, E-Werk Friegburg, Germany.
• K's Path Annual Charity Art Exhibition, Boushehri Gallery, Kuwait.
• Kreate 5.0 Art Show, Bayt Lothan, Kuwait.
• Layers of Abaya in collaboration with Antonio Da Silva, Parfitt Gallery, London. 2014
• SirdabLab and Lambah Co. Art Exhibition, Kuwait.
• Talk Love Act Peace Group Exhibition At Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
• Per | Form Program Performance Show at Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
• iPhonography Exhibition at Al-Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial at Emirates Photography Exhibition Hall, UAE.           
2013
• Featured Talent in Shift The Shift; YourAOK.net Launch Event in Collaboration with Nuqat, Hamra Sky Lounge, Kuwait.
2012
• Reuse 5.0 Recycled Art Show by ENV Initiative, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.
• Dar Chaiban Summer Painting Exhibition, Lebanon.
2010                
• Reuse 4.0 Recycled Art Show by ENV Initiative, Australian College of Kuwait, Kuwait.
• Dar Chaiban Summer Painting Exhibition, Lebanon.
• Kuwait In Her Photographers Eyes Photography Exhibition by Kuwait Photography  Center,The Avenues Mall, Kuwait.
• A Deeper Vision 2, Collaborating with Amani AlThuwaini & Iyat AlIbrahem, Kuwait Vision Expo, Kuwait.
• Nike Exhibition & Show, 360 Mall, Kuwait.
2009                
• GUST Annual Painting Exhibition, Kuwait.
• A Deeper Vision 1, Collaborating with Amani AlThuwaini & Ibrahem AlHouti , Youth Zone, Kuwait.
• Reuse 3.0 Recycled Art Show by ENV Initiative, Avenues Mall, Kuwait.
• Fantazmangoria Art Exhibition, Hamra, Lebanon. 
• Aukous Photography Exhibition by Kuwait Photography Center, Kuwait.

 

RESIDENCES & WORKSHOPS

2018                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • Woven Lace Structures Workshop, Peters Valley School of Craft, NJ, USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Test SITE Residency, SITE Sharp Gallery, School of the Art Institute of Chicago.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     • West African Djembe, Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, USA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Clinical Practices with Syrian Refugee populations by The Illinois Childhood Trauma Coalition.
• Creating a Ritual of Change: Collaboration with Empathy & Compassion at Illinois Art therapy Association Conference.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Papemaking course, Oxbow School of Art and Artists' Residency
• Art Therapy and Yoga for the Self-care of the Helping Professional Workshop at Mount Mary Art Therapy Symposium
2016
• Crossway Foundation Photography Art Residency: Journey to Turkey.
2015
• Photography Landscape with Tarek AlGhoussein, Nuqat Confrence: Copy Paste Syndrom, Kuwait.
• New York Film Academy: 1 Month Photography Program, New York City.
• WE ARE THE ART WORK: Light & Calligraphy Workshop by Karim Jabari, Nuqat, Kuwait.
• Abandon: Month long program utalizing Dance, Art, and Yoga by Deena Qabazard at Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
2014       
• Per | Form 40 Days Performance Art Program by Mo Reda at Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
• Giving Birth To Images Workshop by Rima Chahrour at Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.
2013
• Experimental Arabic Typography: Graphics In the environment Workshop by Tarek Atrissi, Nuqat Conference: Exectuting Cultural Shock, Kuwait.
2012    
• Arabic Typography Workshop, with Tarek Atrissi, Nuqat Conference: The Lost City of Arabesque, Kuwait.
• Print Anything Anywhere Photography Workshop by Osama Elsid, Nuqat Conference: The Lost City of Arabesque,, Kuwait. 
•  Painting Course: Mixing Painting Styles & Developing Personal Style, Dar Chaiban, Lebanon.
• Designing for the Environment Workshop by Tareq Atrissi, Reuse 5.0, Kuwait.
2010
• Presenter in Pecha Kucha Night ,Kuwait City #5, Collaborating with Amani AlThuwaini, Museum of Modern Arts, Kuwait. 
• Celebrating The Within Workshop by Rana Salam, Nuqat Conference: Visual Pollution, Kuwait.
• Drawing From The Subconscious Workshop by Abdulrazzag AlShamali, Nuqat: Visual Pollution, Kuwait.
• Photography Course with international photographer Kevin Kasha, Kuwait.
• Painting Course: Styles in Impressionism Painting: Surreal & Fauvism, Dar Chaiban, Lebanon.
2009
• Painting Course: Introduction To Classical Oil Painting, Dar Chaiban, Lebanon.
• Drawing Course: Introduction To Drawing, Dar Chaiban, Lebanon.
• Art history Course #1, Dar Chaiban, Lebanon.
•  Basics of Photography Course, Kuwait Scientific Club, Kuwait.

 

Awards

2018
•  Craftschools.us Scholarship for Peters Valley School of Craft                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2017
•  Live Oak Chicago:  2017 Valuing Difference Scholarship
•  Ox-Bow School of Art & Artists' Residency: Steketee Scholarship.
•  School of the Art Institute of Chicago: Second Year International Graduate Students.
•  Laureate winner of the International Women Photographers Award 2017. 
2016
•  Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad International Youth Creativity Award: Third place winner in the photography category. 
2013
•  Gulf University for Science & Technology: Study Abroad Summer Scholarship.
2011
•  Kuwait Oil Company Annual Photography Competition: Supported Photographers Prize.
2010
•  Gulf University for Science & Technology Shutter Photography Competition: Third Place Winner.
2009
•  Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education: Bachelor Degree Scholarship.

 

Work Experience

•  Between Friends DV Shelter: Art Therapy Intern, 2018, Chicago, IL, USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Yellow Brick: Art Therapy Intern, 2018, Evanston, IL, USA
• Hamdard HealthCare Center Clinic: Art Therapy Intern, 2017, Chicago, USA
• Creatively Empowered Women Design Studio: Art Therapy Intern, 2016-2017, Chicago, USA
• School of the Art Institute of Chicago:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • Early College Program Teaching Assistant: Digital Photo (Two Summer Sessions), 2018
   • Intro to Graphic Design Teaching Assistant, 2017
   •  BFA Capstone Senior Class Teaching Assistant, 2017
   •  Photographer at the Media Production Bureau, 2016-Current
• Raw Design Studio, Kuwait:
   • Junior Graphic Designer, 2016
   • Graphic Design Intern, 2013
• Freelance Graphic Designer & Photographer, 2015-Current
• MadStand Entertainment, Kuwait:
   • Visual Communications Director 2015
   • Senior Graphic Designer 2014
• Nuqat: Freelance Graphic Designer & Speaker Affairs Team, 2013-2014, Kuwait