Zahra grew up in two deserts which vary drastically and have many similarities in culture. One close to the sea, the other close to the mountains. She studied the visual arts in France, and continues various pursuits to further educate herself. She currently lives in the Barelas neighborhood of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and works in her studio at the Harwood Art Center, where she incorporates Kuwaiti tendencies into her daily life.

Upcoming Exhibits 2020

Watermelon after Lunch
Middle East Now Film Festival
Florence, Italy
31 March 2020 (Postponed, Coronavirus)

Standing Mobility
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Cultural Centre
Salmiya, Kuwait
20 April, 2020 (Postponed, Coronavirus)

Bologna Book Fair
dPICTUS Unpublished Picturebook Showcase Feature
Bologna, Italy
4 – 7 May 2020 (Postponed, Coronavirus)

City of Albuquerque Open Space Gallery
Albuquerque, New Mexico
16 May 2020 (Postponed, Coronavirus)

Museum at Home – The Resilience Project

Art Installation | Windows in the Future
Organized by 516 Arts, Vital Spaces, Paseo Project
Albuquerque | Santa Fe | Taos
July 2020

International Balloon Museum–Anderson Abruzzo Albuquerque
Exhibit and Balloon Fiesta Accompaniment
Albuquerque, New Mexico
September 2020

Albuquerque Art Museum
Large-Format Artist–ArtsThrive Annual Exhibit
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 2020

Awards + Honors 2020

Acquisition into Bernalillo County Public Art Collection

Selected artist for Tamarind Institute Public Art Lithography Commission
in partnership with the City of Albuquerque

Longlisted Artist —  dPictus Unpublished picture book showcase

Upcoming Book:

Home | Bloomsbury Publishing NYC

Honored to have created work for :

National Hispanic Cultural Center
Éditions du Seuil + Institut du Monde Arabe
Circus Luminous–Wise Fool New Mexico
National Institute of Flamenco Arts
Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project
American Science Magazine | Oloom Magazine
Concha Jareño Dance Company
Sadu House | Maha AlAsaker
University of Liverpool Press