Hana Almilli

B. 1996


Hana Almilli is a multimedia artist, textile designer, and poet based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She graduated from the California College of the Arts in 2019 with a focus on Textiles and Creative Writing. In 2022, she received a Master's in Arts and Culture Management from the Rome Business School in Italy.


Hana's research-based practice explores the idea of recreating affected and resurrected identities through the material culture of textiles and assemblages. Belonging to Turkish, Syrian, Kurdish, and Saudi lineage, she was persuaded by questions of identity.


Enquiring perpetual alienation, her ideology developed into discovering and representing the term Al Ghorba (estrangement in a foreign land). Consequently, Hana's visual structure interrogates nostalgia through weaving, dyeing, embroidering, and photography. In 2019, Hana conducted her first solo show, Sada Kharaet Ghorbati at Isabelle Percy West Gallery in Oakland, California. She self-published the collection of her poetry as a book, Al Ghorba.

2021 - 2022, Masters in Arts and Culture Management, Rome Business School
2014 - 2019, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textiles, Minor in Writing, Architectural Studies, California College of the Arts

2023, Noor Riyadh, KSA
2023, Saudi Flag Day Commission, AlSafat Square, Riyadh, KSA
2022, Performing Bodies Group Exhibition, Lakum Artspace, Riyadh, KSA
2022, Intermix Residency Showcase, JAX, Riyadh, KSA
2022, Next Wave, Misk Art Institute x Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany
2021, Masaha Residency Showcase, Misk Art Institute, Riyadh, KSA
2020 Misk Art Week Virtual Exhibition, Virtual
2019, "A Tribe Called Rasa" Private Exhibition, San Francisco, CA, USA
2019, "Sada Kharaet Ghorbati" Solo Exhibition, Isabelle Percy West Gallery, Oakland, CA,
2018, NASAD Group Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Oakland, CA, USA


2024, Art Dubai, UAE


2023, Saudi female artists showcase Saudi craft through history, Arab News
2022, Misk Art Week showcases artists from Saudi Arabia and the international community, Arab News
2022, Hana Almilli: Interweaving nostalgia, culture, and belonging, Kooness, Art Magazine

2022, Intermix art and fashion showcase spotlights transformation and sustainability within the industry, Arab News

2022, Artists to watch '22, Art connect

2023, Textile Workshops, Islamic Biennale, Jeddah, KSA
2021, Textile Workshops, Misk Art Week, Riyadh, KSA

2022, Intermix Residency - Saudi Ministry of Culture x Athr Gallery, Riyadh, KSA
2021, Masaha Residency, Misk Art Institute, Riyadh, KSA
2020-2021, ElBalad Art Residency, Saudi Ministry of Culture x Athr Gallery, Virtual