Hana Al-Saadi is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work explores the use of language,focusing on the feminine body, traditions, materiality, and domestic space, concerning the transitions happening with the development of technology.

Through sculpture, painting, and sound, Al-Saadi deals with the paradoxes of the human body and objects, where she usually blurs the lines between them by objectify the human and personify the object.

Hana Al-Saadi holds an MFA in sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design and received her BFA with honors: cum laude in painting and printmaking from VCUarts Qatar. Her work has been nationally and internationally exhibited, including Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art; International Studios and Curatorial Program, NYC, USA; Cosmoscow, Moscow; the Saatchi Gallery, London; and the Fire Station, among others.

Hana was born and raised in Qatar, where her practice is based.



    • MFA--Rhode Island School of Design, Sculpture Providence, RI
    • BFA--Virginia Commonwealth University, Painting and Printmaking, Graduated with honors, cum laude, Doha, Qatar

Work Experience


    • Senior Exhibition Coordinator, Rubaiyat Qatar, Qatar Museums
    • Adjunct Faculty, Painting and Printmaking Department, VCUQatar


    • 2021--Teaching Assistant for Ben Jurgensen’s Digital Design an fabrication, RISD Spring
    • 2021--Co-Teacher with Yang Yi, The Body Extended, RISD Wintersession
    • 2020--Teaching Assistant for Gail Dodge’s Sculptural Practices RISD Spring
    • 2019--Teaching Assistant for Taylor Baldwin’s Sophomore Sculpture Studio I, RISD Fall
    • 2018--Molding and Casting Techniques, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar


    • 2021--Gallery Assistant, Situations, Manhattan, NY
    • 2014--Curatorial Intern, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar
    • 2012-13--Mathaf Voice Intern, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art  Doha, Qatar


    • 2021--Foundry Monitor, Sculpture Department, RISD Spring,  Providence, RI
    • 2020--Teacher Assistant for Heather Rowe, Sculpture Department, RISD Fall, Providence, RI
    • 2017-19--Graphic Designer at Ministry of Development Planning and  Statistics, Doha, Qatar
    • 2014-15--Lab Monitor, VCUQatar, PAPR Department, Doha, Qatar
    • 2013-14--Video Producer, VCUQatar, PAPR Department, Doha, Qatar
    • 2009--Graphic Design Trainee, Baraem TV, Al-Jazeera Children,  Doha, Qatar

Honors, awards, Grants and Residencies

    • 2021-22--International Studios and Curatorial Program, (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY
    • 2019-21--Full Study Grant from H.E. Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Al-Thani, Doha, Qatar
    • 2015-17--Fire Station Artist in Residence, enrolled twice, Doha, Qatar
    • 2014--Winner of The Damien Hirst Challenge, Doha, Qatar
    • 2011-15--Full Study Scholarship, Ministry of Education and Highe ducation, Doha, Qatar

Selected Exhibitions

Solo & Two-Persons:

    • 2023--Birthday Ceremony, Workshop 3 – Fire Station, Doha, Qatar
    • 2018--Dismantle Assemble, Workshop 3 – Fire Station, Doha, Qatar
    • 2018--Proposal for a Public Sculpture, Project Space – Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar
    • 2014--Constructed Nature, VCUarts Qatar Atrium, Doha, Qatar

Group Exhibitions and Art Fairs:

    • 2022--Water Works, International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, NY
    • 2021--RISD Graduate Show, The WaterFire Arts Center, Providence, RI
    • 2021--Into The Unknown, Sculpture Graduate Biennial, RISD, Providence, RI
    • 2018--What We Are Made Of, Cosmoscow, Moscow, Russia
    • 2018--Art Leaders Network Conference, Al Diwan, Berlin, Germany
    • 2017--Contemporary Art Qatar, Kraftwerk Berlin, Berlin, Germany
    • 2017--Doha Fire Station Artist in Residence 2017, Doha, Qatar
    • 2017--START Doha Art Fair, Art for Tomorrow Conference, Doha, Qatar
    • 2017--20/20/20, Juried Group Exhibition, VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar
    • 2016--Doha Fire Station Artist in Residence 2016, Doha, Qatar
    • 2016--START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
    • 2015--VCUQatar BFA Show, VCUQatar, Doha, Qatar
    • 2015--Tasmeem 3ajeeb, VCUQatar, Juried Group Exhibition, Doha, Qatar
    • 2014--Alternative Realities, Katara Art Center, Doha, Qatar

Screenings and Talks:

    • 2021--RISD Sculpture Grad Artist Talks, Providence, RI
    • 2018--Proposal for a Public Sculpture, Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

Public Collections:

    • Qatar Museums
    • VCUarts Qatar

Gallery Representation

    • Wusum Gallery, Eiwan Al Gassar, Doha, Qatar