Khulod Albugami

Beyond Borders

Khulod is an Assistant Professor of Sociospatial Practices at the College of Fine Arts and Design, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University, Saudi Arabia since 2011 to date.

She studied at King Abdu Aziz University, graduating in 2005 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, and Um alQura University in 2007 with an MA in Fine Art. 2019 She is finshed her PhD in Fine Art at Birmingham City University. In her research, she is using of traditional al-Sadu weaving performed by Bedouin women in the desert as a way of theoretically and conceptually understanding the sociospatial practices of contemporary art by Saudi women. It also initiates critical conversation about space and society within contemporary art in Saudi Arabia.

In her practice she is interested in the material and social logics of al-Sadu weaving and weaving in the space by using different material .She believe that the importance of material culture can be effectively presented in al-Sadu weaving practices and they provide an important link to different aspects. She selected al-Sadu weaving because it has all three elements: artistic practices, space, and society. It further provides a linguistic identity linked with poetry, cultural memory, weaving practices, voice, visibility and Bedouin cultural heritage.

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