Hi! My name is Eman Ali. I’m an Omani visual artist based between London and Oman. My work interlaces gender, religious and socio-political ideologies under the umbrella of sexuality with a focus on the Arab World.

My artworks can be found in the private collection of individuals in the  US, UK and GCC.

For limited edition print sales, commissions and other inquiries 
(or if you just want to say hello!) you can contact me on info@emanali.com




> 9 September 2020
Succession book review in GUP Magazine

> 8-10 October 2020
Presentation with 50 Golborne Gallery
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London

> 10 October 2020
Diptyk Magazine: 1-54 London, 5 Artists To Watch

> 27 October 2020
Announcement: Winner (Single Image)
Female in Focus, An Award for Women Photographers

> 7 December 2020
Succession book review in Photomonitor

> December 2020
Succession book review in Source Magazine

> March 2021
Open Edition Gallery presentation
Selected by Guest Curator Hester Keijser

Events below postponed until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

> 22-24 May 2020
Artist Talk at the 33rd Swahili Colloquium | University of Bayreuth, Germany

> 2-21 November 2020
Female in Focus Award Exhibition
El Barrio's Artspace, New York

2013 - 2014    Center of Photographic Arts, Bahrain
Co-founder & Creative Director


2017    Royal College of Art, MA Photography
2008    Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design,
BA Graphic Design


   1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, London, Somerset House
   1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, New York (Online presentation)


2019    Utendi, 50 Golborne Gallery, London
2017    Corridors of Power, The Anglo-Omani Society, London


2021   Female In Focus Award Exhibition, El Barrio's Artspace, New York
2019 - 2020 The Place I Call Home, Touring exhibition, UK + GCC
2019    Lagos Biennial 2nd Edition, Nigeria
2017    Behind The Portrait, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai
2017    Graduate Show, Royal College of Art, London
2016   Offprint, Tate Modern, London
2016    Future Narratives, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aries
2015    The Devil May Care, The Noorderlicht Photogallery, The Netherlands
2014    Recreational Purpose, Bahrain National Museum
2014    SCHAU Festival, Dortmund, Germany


2019    Artist Talk | Baraza, Swahili Studies Conference, School of Oriental
and African Studies (SOAS) University, London
2019    Gallery Talk | 50 Golborne Gallery, London


2016    Future Narratives curated by Juliana Gontijo - La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aries


2019    Succession (Artist Book)
2016    The Next 100: BMW Group book
2014    Recreational Purpose: Exhibition catalogue
2012    Background: Exhibition catalogue. Bahrain’s National Participation in the
13th international architecture exhibition at the La Biennale de Venezia


2020   Winner (Single Image), Female in Focus, An Award for Women Photographers
2018    Invitation, Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)
2018    Shortlisted, Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
2016    Shortlisted, European Photo Award
2013    Nominated, Foam Paul Huf Award


Ffotogallery Wales, BMW, Adidas, Kinfolk, The Standard
Hotel, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (BACA)

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