The recipient of the third edition of the “Middle East Now x Crossway Foundation Residency Programme” is Ahaad Alamoudi, a young artist born and raised between Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
Ahaad recently graduated from the Royal College of Art in London with an MA in Printmaking, and is now back in Saudi Arabia teaching at Dar Al Hekma University in Jeddah.
During the festival, Ahaad will present the project “The Message Has Been Sent” with an installation at Cinema La Compagnia, a video piece reflecting the translated comic strip of the character Cheetah. The females within her piece will recreate different sculptural forms inspired by Florence and the sculptures that surround it. Ahaad Alamoudi will be in residence at Villa La Pietra in collaboration with New York University Florence.