Sara Ahli United Arab Emirates, b. 1993

Sara Ahli (b. Alabama, 1993) is an artist and fashion designer living and working in Dubai, UAE. Having led personal projects in fashion, Sara has transitioned to sculpture as a new branch of her artistic practice. Her sculptural work explores themes of discomfort and pressure while incorporating a sense of play. Sara stages situations of tension, testing the limitations of materials in reference to the body.

 

 

Sara held her first solo exhibition, A Placeless Place, in 2021 at The Foundry, Dubai, UAE. Additionally, her work has been exhibited locally at Made in the Emirates, Sotheby’s, Dubai (2021) and Community & Critique, Warehouse 421, Abu Dhabi (2020). In 2020, she completed the Salama bint Hamdan Emerging Artists Fellowship (SEAF) in partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Sara holds a BFA from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Her works are in private collections.