Mashael Alsaie is a Bahraini photographer and video artist based between Bahrain and UAE. Alsaie's work forms fractured narratives that reflect critical thinking about feminity, ritual, and representation. Mashael holds a BA in Urban Studies from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing an MA in Photography, Video, and Media Arts from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. Alsaie’s work has been featured in group exhibitions at Misk, Riyadh (2020), PS122, New York (2019), and Bahrain Annual Fine Arts Festival (2020). She has recently completed a residency at Residency Unlimited in Brooklyn, New York, and is a fellow at Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (2021).
Notable features in publications include Vogue Arabia & Italy, AlJazeera Plus, Emirates Woman, MinaaZine, Harpers Bazaar Arabia, Mille Magazine, Nasi Magazine, GirlGaze,
2012 - 2016
UC Berkeley, Urban Design
2019 - Present
NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, The Arab Female Body in Photo+ Video Art
Misk, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Gallatin Fine Arts Festival, New York University, New York
Bahrain Fine Arts Festival, Bahrain
Art Space Inaugral Exhibit, Bahrain
Dynasty , PS122 Gallery, New York
Shado Presents: Global Womanhood , London, UK
Art BAB Festival , Bahrain
MOE Art from the Heart, United Arab Emirates.
Malja Exhibition, Bahrain
The Nest, Bahrain
"Art and Feminist Activism", Conversation with Artist Mashael Alsaie and Curator Julia Hartmann, Residency Unlimited
"The Importance of Narrative", The Amad Show, New York
"Nature, Gender, and Nostalgia on Film", Minaa Zine, Fikra Design Bienalle, Sharjah
1st Place, MOE Art from the Heart, United Arab Emirates.
Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York.
Salama Art Foundation Fellowship, Cohort 8, Abudhabi, UAE