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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,  

Education 

2012 - 2016

UC Berkeley, Urban Design

2019 - Present

NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study, The Arab Female Body in Photo+ Video Art

Exhibitions 

Group

2020

Misk, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 

2020

Gallatin Fine Arts Festival, New York University, New York

2020

2019

2019

2019

2019

2018

2018

2017

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

Talks

2020

"Art and Feminist Activism", Conversation with Artist Mashael Alsaie and Curator Julia Hartmann, Residency Unlimited 

2018

"The Importance of Narrative", The Amad Show, New York

2017

"Nature, Gender, and Nostalgia on Film", Minaa Zine, Fikra Design Bienalle, Sharjah

Awards 

2018

1st Place, MOE Art from the Heart, United Arab Emirates. 

Residencies 

2021

2020

Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn, New York.

Salama Art Foundation Fellowship, Cohort 8, Abudhabi, UAE

follow me on anywhere but real life @filmbymashael
 

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