Born 1992 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Nouf Alhimiary is an emerging artist whose practice centres around vintage media and antique cameras. Based in Jeddah, Alhimiary is currently completing English Literature studies at Effat University.
She was awarded the Most Creative Youth Art Prize 2012 for her work The Sacrifice, later displayed in the British Museum exhibition Hajj: A Journey To The Heart of Islam.
Noufling is run by Nouf Alhimiary a Contemporary Photographer and a graduating senior in English Literature (BA) from Effat University in Jeddah. She is fascinated by feminist expressionism, mysticism and photojournalism, her photography goes to explore aspects of women’s lives in documentary/conceptual style. She is interested in exploring cultural identity through the eyes of Arab women.
Alhimiary’s work has been exhibited in Saudi Arabia, Italy, England, and UAE. Her work has also been featured online on Zines and Art Magazines such as Vice magazine, Qahwa Project and Jaffat Elaqlam.
- British Museum’s Addis Gallery, “Hajj: A Journey To The Heart of Islam”, London, UK. (2012)
- Jeddah Art Week, “Mostly Visible”, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (2013)
- Edge of Arabia, “Rhizoma”, Venice, Italy. (2013)
- Sharjah Art Museum, “Sharjah Islamic Art Festival”, Sharjah, UAE. (2014)
- Portfolio Review at Fotofest Biennial, ” The Meeting Place”. Houston, USA. (2014)
معجم ع was inspired by ‘My Thousand & One Nights: A Novel of Mecca’, a work of fiction by Hejazi critically acclaimed author Raja Alem. In her work, the holy city is described through the eyes of women, in an unusual matriarchal setting. Their tool to reverse the power hierarchy of the sexes is subversive, it’s the supernatural, think Jinn, eyes that see into the supernatural and magic.
This shoot was published on Qahwa Project’s first ever issue, under the theme of Arab Women Empowerment.
The Desire to not Exist الرغبة في ان لا توجد is Nouf first installment for an idea she had about creating photo installations of literary excerpts that resonated with her in one way or another.
This one is a quote by Tawfiq Al-Hakim, a notable Egyptian literary figure. The process of attempting to translate dialogue into photos can be conceptually interesting, specially with editing. This shoot can be found now on Qahwa Project’s first issue themed the Female Narrative.
Please visit this wonderful artist HERE. You can also find her on Instagram at @noufling.