Hend Al-Mansour

Hend Al-Mansour ’02, MFA, was recently interviewed by About Her, a platform featuring influential Arab women. 

Al-Mansour is known for her printed silkscreens, installation art, and portraits of women. In her art, Al-Mansour recaptures the story of women in the Arab world. 

“I wanted freedom of expression and freedom to be myself. It was really hard. When I realised how our conception of art in the Arab world was limited to Western art, the whole question of identity came to the fore.” —Hend Al-Mansour 

As one of the country's best-known Saudi female artists, Al-Mansour has been an important figure in the country's women's movement. Additionally, she is the co-founder of Arab Artists in the Twin Cities and was a member of the Arab American Cultural Institute where she promoted Arab culture in the West. She has been listed among the one-hundred most powerful Arab women in 2009, 2011, and 2012 in online magazine Arabian Business.

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