Nasser Alzayani

Conceptual Art

Nasser Alzayani (b.1991, Manama, Bahrain) is a Bahraini-American artist living and working in Abu Dhabi. Alzayani’s practice expresses a research-driven documentation of time and place through text and image, as well as found and cast objects. Incorporating themes of factual and fictional archaeology, his most recent work explores alternative narratives of collective experience.

Alzayani’s group exhibitions include Kissing Through A Curtain, MASS MoCA, North Adams, USA (2020); The Youth Takeover, Jameel Art Centre, Dubai, UAE (2020); Glass Triennial, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, USA (2019); _____scapes, Gelman Gallery, Providence, USA (2019); Bayn, Warehouse421, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2017); and Watering the distant, deserting the near, Al Riwaq, Bahrain (2016).

Alzayani is a recipient of the Fundación Casa Wabi x ArtReview Residency (2017) and the Villa Lena Foundation Residency (2018), and is a current artist in residence at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi (2021).

He has an MFA in Glass from the Rhode Island School of Design (2019) and a BArch from American University of Sharjah (2015).

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