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Hana Almilli

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Hana Almilli is a multimedia artist, textile designer, and poet based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2019, she graduated from California College of Arts, centering on Textiles and Creative Writing. Currently, she is engaged with the Master's program in Arts and Culture Management from Rome Business School, Italy. 

Hana’s research-based practice explores the idea of recreating affected and resurrected identities through the material culture of textile, and assemblages. Belonging to Turkish, Syrian, Kurdish, and Saudi lineage, she was persuaded by questions of identity. Enquiring into perpetual alienation, her ideology developed into discovering, and representing the term Al Ghorba (estrangement in a foreign land). Consequently, Hana’s visual structure interrogates nostalgia through weaving, dyeing, embroidering, and photography. 

In 2019, Hana conducted her first solo show, Sada Kharaet Ghorbati at Isabelle Percy West Gallery in Oakland, California. She self-published the collection of her poetry as a book, Al Ghorba.


2021 Masaha Residency Showcase "Home, being, and belonging", Misk Art Institute. Riyadh, KSA.

2020 Misk Art Week, Virtual Young Artist Exhibition. Virtual.

2019 "A Tribe Called Rasa" Group Exhibition (Private Event). San Francisco, California.

2019 Sada Khara'et Ghorbati Solo Exhibition, Isabelle Percy West Gallery. Oakland, California.

2018 NASAD Group Exhibition, California College of the Arts. Oakland, California.

2013 SDC Photography Group Exhibition, King Faisal University. Riyadh, KSA.



2021 Samantha Harvey collaboration for film Gyri, Showcased in Riyadh, KSA.


Upcoming Exhibitions/Projects

2022 Misk Group Show, Berlin Art Week. Berlin, Germany.

2022 Intermix Residency, Ministry of Culture, Riyadh, KSA. 



2021 Sustainable Textile Designer, Saudi Vision 2030 Social Media Feature.

2021 Arab News, Featured image and article.

2021 Saudi Gazette, Featured article.

2021 The National News, Featured Article.

2021 Sayidaty, Featured Article.

2021 Aawsat, Featured Article.



2021 ElBalad Art Residency, Ministry of Culture.

2021 Masaha Art Residency, Misk Art Institute.