ALIA AL FARSI

Alia Al Farsi holds an ineffable belief in the need to explore inner beauty and to help project it to discerning viewers. Not hindered by stereotypical definitions of art and the means of expressing it, she imbues a sense of style in all that she creates. A firm believer that art needs strong roots but these should not act as barriers to creativity and hence her interpretations of Arabic art take on cerebral forms and textures. The scale of what she can create spans from intricate palm sized boxes to large wall paintings and even air-force jet fighters.

Welcome toALIA AL FARSI

An accomplished and unconventional artist who is constantly inspired by her muse Oman. She has challenged artistic inhibitions and continues to explore new frontiers for her self-fulfillment and in pursuing her artistic mission and quest. Alia sees the intrinsic beauty in all things and relishes the experience of bringing out the true essence of diverse materials, which explains French poetry in her paintings to Cambodian textiles, Omani artifacts and coins. Weaving these into a harmonious story relying on her spiritual side and admiration for the philosophies of Sufism.

She has held solo exhibitions in Tokyo, Dubai, Paris, Seoul, Brussels, and has exhibited at Venice Biennale in addition to over 20 countries. Her works include large-scale paintings, objects, furniture and installations. Her work has been auctioned at Christies and is displayed at Museums including the Arab World Institute in Paris.

She is also the recipient of numerous awards. She obtained an MBA from Bedfordshire University and has explored graphic design at Central Saint Martin. An active participant in social media, she sees the potential of using these new media frontiers for spreading her message to art connoisseurs around the world.

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Her recent foray into furniture, sculptures, installations, and object painting allows her to showcase and express her talent beyond two-dimensional settings of the canvas. Complex pieces with multi-faceted subjects sit next to paintings that use old coins and textiles from the Far East. Her strong spiritual grounding and interest in the philosophies of Sufism is captured in the movements, facial expressions and reflective looks of her paintings.

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EXHIBITIONS

2008

Berlin

The Omani Cultural Week

2009

Jordan

Omani Cultural Week

2009

Bait Al Baranda

Zenith of Solitude

2011

Qatar

Qatar Cultural Festival

2012

Jordan

The Omani Cultural Week

2012

Egypt

Alexandria Art Workshop

2012

Tokyo

Communique Celestial

2013

Royal Opera House Galleria Art

Alia's Sky

2013

Belgium

The Omani Cultural Week

2014

Tunisia

The GCC Cultural Week

2015

Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai

Preeminence

2015

Qatar

The GCC Fine Arts Exhibition

2015

Geneva

Strings & Love with renowned writer Ahlam Mosteghanemi and Calligrapher Abderrazak Hamouda

CERTIFICATES & AWARDS

  • Selected as one of the top Arab Women
  • Website awarded Gold Award at Oman Tech Awards 2016
  • App awarded App of the Year at Oman Tech Awards 2016
  • Judge of Ministry of Defense Art Competition 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • 3rd Place, The Annual Exhibition of the Fine Arts Society 2010
  • 1st Place, Dr. Suad Al Sabah Award, Kuwait 2010
  • Plaque, Personal Art Workshop, Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait, 2010
  • Certificate for being part of the Judging Panel of the Graduates of Scientific Design College, 2009
  • Grand Prize, The Annual Exhibition of the Fine Arts Society, 2009
  • Beijing Olympic torch plaque, 2008
  • Plaque, The Omani Cultural Week, Jordan 2002
  • Plaque, Muscat Festival, 2000
  • Medal, The GCC Fine Arts Exhibition, Qatar 1999
  • 2nd Prize, Omani Cultural Week, 1999