Jowhara AlSaud

"These works are still, and will most likely remain, incomplete. But as it stands, they are about many things. They revel in the ‘in between’; photography and drawing, public and private, representation and abstraction. There’s also obscuring and revealing, the visceral and ethereal. They are many things. They are as stingy as they are generous. There’s truth and guile. Whether they transcend or trespass, they are about the lines we draw, and all the spaces in between."

On the 'Knots' series

Jowhara AlSaud was born in Saudi Arabia in 1978 and now splits her time between New York and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  As an undergraduate, she studied film theory at Wellesley College and she received her Master of Fine Arts in 2004 from the School of The Museum of Fine Arts / Tufts University.  AlSaud was a runner-up for the 2008 Aperture Portfolio Prize. She has exhibited her work internationally in group and solo shows, most recently at art fairs Paris Photo, the Aleppo 10thInternational Photo Festival in Syria, Art Rotterdam and Danziger Projects in New York. Her work is part of collections across Europe, the US and the Middle East.

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