← Back

Ola Hassanain

Ola Hassanain is an artist with degrees in architecture, cultural identity, and globalization. She has an MFA with distinction from HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht. She was a 2017/18 Fellow at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht. Her videos, texts, performances, and installation-based and photographic work produce intriguing artwork that is informed by the cultural, political, and societal position of women in Khartoum, including her own experiences and her family’s diaspora. Her projects deal with the link between women, public space, and public order legal policies in Khartoum and her involvement in the Dutch art scene has been critical in developing her work on opening up investigations of the role of architecture and our perception of “space” as a political discourse. Hassanain lives and works between Utrecht and Khartoum.