Hana Al-Saadi: Birthday Ceremony

Past Exhibition

Birthday Ceremony is a solo exhibition by Qatari artist Hana Al Saadi.

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Due to the upbringing in a conservative home, Hana reflects on her stubborn behavior during her childhood, adolescence and throughout her development. The materials she uses to depict privacy are domestic in nature. The use of curtains in this exhibition is a representation of their role as a covering material and a decorative one. She sees a parallel between the curtain and the covering of women as both can be decorative and embellished.

Hana Al-Saadi is a multidisciplinary artist who explores the subjects of memory, adolescence, the feminine body, stubbornness and traditions. She uses paradox as the main medium, while her works tend to be playful and have a dark sense of humor.

Hana Al-Saadi holds an MFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island School of Design and received her BFA in Painting and Printmaking from VCUarts Qatar. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the Fire Station, International Studio & Curatorial Program (NYC), Cosmoscow (Moscow), Saatchi Gallery (London), among others.

Hana was a resident at the Fire Station (2015-2017) and at the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York (2021-2022).

New York International Residency
Hana Alsaadi