Fatma Al Ali (b.1994, UAE) is a multidisciplinary artist who explores diverse themes such as perception, materiality, memory, weight, and tension in her artwork. She examines societal constraints and the human condition while paying close attention to the form and texture of her creations. Her approach is marked by a delicate balance between strength and delicacy, and she often challenges conventional notions of what materials can be used for. When she looks into different materials and examines its functionality, she can’t help but start making connections to materials and the different emotions they provoke. juxtapositions have always been part of the themes she questions, often combining and investigating opposites in her work such as soft vs rigid, time vs memory, tension vs ease, individual vs system, the mold vs the relief, the inside vs the outside.
Al Ali earned a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Sharjah in 2018 and was awarded the Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship (SEAF) program in 2019, a collaboration with Rhode Island School of Design.
Her work has been showcased in several group exhibitions, including Getting over the color green at Al Serkal Avenue, a collaboration with Engage101, 2023; Sikka, Dubai, 2023; Community and Critique at Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi in 2020; Printmaking Exposium at 4bid gallery, Netherlands in 2019; Exit: Extension at the Maraya Art Center in 2018 and others.