Born 1994, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Lives and works in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Driven by the depths of her Kurdish heritage, Hana Akram aims to transform the void that accompanies statelessness and embrace an imagined, diasporic experience. Through complex interplays of figuration and abstraction, the artist challenges the fluidity of her own creative process, seamlessly navigating between the two realms while questioning the dynamics of subject, material, and surface. Akram holds a BFA in Interior Design from the American University in Dubai and an MFA in Painting from the Savannah College of Art & Design. Her work acts not only as a resolute response to historical narratives but also as a portal to personal self-discovery and introspection – an ongoing search for ultimate freedom.