Born in 1970 in Bahrain, Somaya Abdulghani is specialised in photography, collage and mixed media. She seeks to promote Islam’s enlightening nature by creating rhythmic and organic patterns that constitute forms of Islamic art. Abdulghani’s interest in the symbolic separation of good and evil, led the artist to fulfill a need to promote the message of good deeds by turning photographic images of the symbolic stones into attractive and delicate designs. She developed the concepts of her works after extensive research of morality and purity in religion. Abdulghani’s vernacular patterns symbolically eliminate negativity towards Islam and introduce the faith’s theological and philosophical beauty.
2017 Iqraa, Albareh Art Gallery, Bahrain
2017 Bahrain Art Week, London, UK
2014 Maraya Art Center, Sharjah, UAE