Hana Akram was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and currently works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Her Kurdish background and upbringing influences her paintings where she explores questions of identity and nationalism. She works primarily with acrylic and oil paints on large-scale canvases.
In 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Interior Design and after working in the field for years, she gradually shifted her focus towards her art. She is currently on a scholarship as a Masters of Fine Arts candidate in Painting at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design). In 2021, she did an art residency at RARO in Barcelona which culminated with an exhibition and she continues to refine her practice.