My name is Eman Ali and I am an Omani-Bahraini visual artist based between London, Oman and Bahrain.



2015-2017 Royal College of Art, MA Photography

2004-2008 Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design

Selected exhibitions

Solo Shows

2019 Utendi, 50 Golborne Gallery, London

2017 Corridors of Power, The Anglo-Omani Society, London

Group Shows

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 Future Narratives, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aries

2016 Offprint, Tate Modern, London

2016 WIP (Work In Progress) Show, Royal College of Art, London

2015 The Devil May Care, The Noorderlicht Photogallery, The Netherlands

2014 Recreational Purpose, Bahrain National Museum

2014 SCHAU Festival, Dortmund, Germany

2013 I Bought This For The Cover, Cob Gallery, London

2013 Alwan 338, Al Riwaq Art Space, Bahrain

2011 Documenting Muharraq, Bin Mattar House, Bahrain


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

Nominations, Awards & Invitations

2018 Invitation – Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland)

2016 Shortlisted – Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

2016 Shortlisted – European Photography Award

2013 Nominated – Foam Paul Huf Award

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