Somaya Abdulghani

Somaya Abdulghani is a Bahraini artist who specialises in collage, photography and mixed media. She strives to introduce Islam’s theological and philosophical beauty to her audience, by developing delicate, rhythmic and organic patterns in her art; attempting to mirror nature’s simplicity. The enlightening nature of the religion acts as a strong propellant in her art and practice. She believes in shared values present across various religions, such as morality and purity, and is interested in developing concepts related to her research.


Her work has been exhibited widely around the world, in countries including Bahrain, UAE, Jordan, Tunisia, Turkey, India, London, Italy and Holland.


She has participated in several events including ‘Diversity’, a group exhibition of Bahraini artists at Saatchi Gallery in London (2017), Almakan symposium in Tunisia, a group exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Art Bahrain in Bahrain and Art Abudhabi in the UAE. Her work is among the collections of the Bahrain National Museum and the Maraya Art Center in the UAE.