Zahrah Al Ghamdi (b.1977, Al Bahah) lives and works in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Through explorations of traditional architecture, history and memory through medium and assemblage, Zahrah Al-Ghamdi’s site-specific work explores the meticulous and laborious process of assembling Earth, rocks, leather, clay and water. Having grown up in the Southwestern region of Saudi Arabia, her work draws on the notion on ‘embodied memories’ to delineate and translate cultural identity, memory and loss. She is a faculty member of the Islamic Arts Department at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. Zahrah most recently represented Saudi Arabia at the 58th Venice Biennale (2019). Her works have also been exhibited at Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2019); 21,39 Jeddah Arts (2017 & 2016); Tasami Gallery, Jeddah (2015); Meter Room Gallery, Coventry (2011); Herbery Gallery, Coventry (2010) and New Designer Gallery, London (2009). Her large-scale, site specific installations include The British Museum as part of the Shubbak Festival of Arab Culture (2017) and Alserkal Avenue, Dubai (2016).