The Creative Giants Issue

Majeda Alhinai: One of Oman’s Most Promising Artists

Meet the young artist.

By Aya Salah

Omani artist Majeda Alhinai. Image courtesy of Majeda Alhinai.

When Majeda Alhinai ventured into the world of art in the last decade, she had not received any formal training. Flash forward to 2021, the 28-year-old is one of Oman’s most promising artists. Her commanding sculptures and installations have been exhibited at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery, the A+D Museum in Los Angeles and the Venice Architecture Biennale. In 2020, she was recognised as the Young Artist of the Year by the Muscat-based Stal Gallery and Studio for her art installation, Collectibles, which is a commentary on the value of 21st century collectors’ items when compared to collectors’ items of the past. 

Collectibles by Brash Collective at the YEAP Exhibition at Stal Gallery. Image courtesy of Majeda Alhinai.

‘I became really interested in “making” in general during my high school years,’ she says. Thus, after graduating, she decided to pursue a bachelor’s degree in architecture at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. ‘What drew me to architecture specifically is its comprehensiveness in terms forms of knowledge. As cliché as it sounds, it’s actually the perfect marriage of art and science.’ 

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