b. 1987, Jeddah
Lives and works in Jeddah
Dana Awartani's art merges traditional Islamic architecture, motifs and manuscripts, delving into their intricate designs and rich histories. She rejuvenates traditional Arab forms, techniques, concepts and spatial constructs by infusing them with contemporary elements. Awartani emphasises the fusion of art and traditional craftsmanship, using locally sourced
materials that evoke historic architecture while incorporating vernacular and ancient design principles.
Works exhibited in Sharjah:
When the dust of conflict settles (2023)