Liane Al Ghusain
Liane Al Ghusain
Womb Amulets.2023

Liane Al Ghusain is a Palestinian-Kuwaiti artist and writer currently pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Art and Media at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD).

She works primarily as a textile artist, experimenting with various forms including video, sculpture, and text. [His/Her] main research interests revolve around the fields of mysticism, feminism, post-colonialism, and science fiction.


Womb Amulets. 2023

Stoneware, paper, hand-knotted rope from hand-dyed iron oxide cotton
9x9 cm (each); sequence of 29





Artist Biography

Liane Al Ghusain

Liane Al Ghusain

Liane Al Ghusain (b. 1987) is a Palestinian-Kuwaiti artist who received a BA and MA in English with a focus on creative writing from Stanford University, and interdisciplinary honors in feminist studies. She also has completed postgraduate studies at the Ashkal Alwan Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon. She has shown her artwork in Abu Dhabi (421, Abu Dhabi Art), Amsterdam (Framer Framed), Dubai (Art Dubai, The Mine Gallery), Kuwait City (The Object Salon) and in online exhibitions, recently completing a residency at the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah, Palestine.

Liane has been awarded various grants, prizes, residencies and fellowships, including scholarships and research grants from Stanford University, New York University Abu Dhabi, and the Kuwait Culture Office. She has published writing in a wide range of international publications such as Berlin Quarterly (Germany), The Outpost (Lebanon) and WTD magazine (UAE); and performed as a speaker/mentor to several non-profit organizations such as the House of Beautiful Business (Portugal) and en.v for social good (Kuwait). She was the first director of the Contemporary Art Platform (CAP Kuwait) and spent the last decade working as an artist, copywriter, culture/education consultant, entrepreneur, writing coach, and yoga & meditation teacher.