Manal Al Dowayan

Manal Al Dowayan holds a Master's Degree in Systems Analysis and Design and is an MA candidate in Contemporary Art Practice in Public Spheres at the Royal College of Art, London.

Her artistic practice revolves around themes of active forgetting, archives, and collective memory, with a large focus on the state of Saudi women and their representation. Embracing diverse media, Manal AlDowayan's work encompasses black and white photography, sculpture, video, sound, neon and large-scale participatory installations.

Manal has shown her work in Prospect 3 New Orleans - The American Biennale (2014/15), in collateral shows at the Venice Biennale (2009/11), and at Museums around the world such as the Gawngju Museum, South Korea; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Denmark; The Victoria and Albert Museum, UK; and Mathaf Museum of Modern Arab Art, Qatar, as well as, private collections of Barjeel Collection, HH Sh Zayed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahayan Collection.

In 2014 she was a recipient of a research Fellowship from NYUAD and in 2015 she was invited to the Robert Rauschenberg Residency in Captiva, Florida. Her art works are part of public collection at the British Museum, LA County Museum, Louisiana Museum, and Mathaf.

She is an acclaimed artist, and is currently doing her Masters of Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London.