Basmah Felemban

Basmah Felemban (b. Jeddah, 1993), is a self-taught graphic designer. Her first work Jeem, a transition from design to contemporary art made its debut at the British Museum in 2012 as a side show to Journey To The Heart of Islam: Hajj Exhibition. She earned an MA in Islamic and Traditional Art from the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, UK in 2017. In 2014, she won the Arab Women Awards in the “Young Talent” category, and was consequently invited to be on the judging panel. Felemban setup the Saudi Street Art Project, an online platform that encourages the public to pay more attention to their city walls and try to understand the younger generation’s concerns through their expressions on the streets Her group exhibitions include Insert Range Here, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, KSA (2015); Show of Faith, Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar (2013); Parallel Lines, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, KSA; Rhizoma, Edge of Arabia, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy; A Line In The Sand, Artspace, Dubai, UAE; The Beginning of Thinking is Geometric, Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE ; Show of Faith, Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar (2013); Designed, Riyadh, KSA (2012); Geek Fest Jeddah, Jeddah, KSA; Loud, Desert Design Gallery, Khobar, KSA; Saudi AAT, Rochan Gallery, Jeddah, KSA; Young Saudi Artists Exhibition, Athr Gallery, Jeddah, KSA (2012); Journey To The Heart of Islam/Create & Inspire: Young Artists and Hajj, London, UK (2012); It’s All About Fashion, A&A, Jeddah, KSA (2011); Modern Arabic Typography Exhibition, The Courtyard, Jeddah, KSA; Society, The Courtyard, Jeddah, KSA (2011).