Manal Al Dowayan: Artist and Artwork
Manal Al Dowayan is Saudi Arabian Contemporary artist born in 1973 in Dhahran in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. She works in various mediums from photography to installation and focuses on a progressive examination and critique women’s roles in Saudi society. She is best known for her installation work ‘Suspended Together’ which is from the Home Ground Exhibition held at Barjeel Art Foundation in 2011. Her work has been shown in a number of shows including the 2012 Soft Power show at Alan Art Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the 2013 Journey of Belonging, a solo show at Athr Gallery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the 2017 100 Masterpieces of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art in Paris, France.