About

Alanbari is an artist, curator and architect based in London. Her work varies from the direction of cultural events to the creation of paintings, photography and architectural design work. Art and design in all their forms and scales are inter-related sources of interest, self expression and products of her know how.

Iraqi born and multicultural in her approach, her language of choice is art. Through fiction and visual stories, she comments on contemporary issues. The human body, newspaper excerpts and images of nature are key to her work in their power to exercise a universal affiliation with the general public regardless of cultural barriers.

Alanbari holds degrees from the Ecole Speciale d’Architecture, The London School of Economics and Chelsea College of Art. She is currently collaborating with P21 Gallery London as curator of the 'Thread of Light' group art exhibition, a visual art group exhibition with associated cultural events, addressing the contemporary creativity stemming out of Middle eastern artists based in the UK. Before that she had exhibited and directed shows at several cultural institutions of international renown, including the Saatchi Gallery, Christies Auction House and The Royal College of Art in London. Alanbari has founded a curriculum called “Self Development Through Art”, which she taught also at the Saatchi Gallery, focusing on giving students a mindful & personal making process.

3 minute interview on the creative direction of the 'Thread of Light' Middle Eastern art exhibition in London

Below: See art class video, read the interview with the RUYA Foundation or watch a documentary on Alanbari's early work:

1-Interview with the RUYA Foundation for Contemporary Culture in Iraq (2015):

https://ruyafoundation.org/en/2015/12/2950/

2- Sneak peak into the art classes designed and taught by Alanbari at the Saatchi Gallery 2014