"Tamara Al-Mashouk is a Saudi born artist based in Bahrain who explores the reductive and oppressive effects of masculinity and the notion of the institution on the female body. Much of her work speaks to social politics and the hierarchy of citizenship. Like any good artist- her work is a sort of obsession. Playing with the concepts of visibility, many of her pieces challenge the definition of space and who has a right to exist in it. What’s not visible, who’s actually controlling this visibility, what is allowed to be popularized, and who is profiting off it’s popularity?"
-- Addie Wagenknecht for Forbes
Al-Mashouk has an BA in architecture from Wellesley College, a Post-Baccalaureate degree from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA), and a Master of Fine Arts from the SMFA at Tufts University. She has six years of event production experience and through her work with a collective in Boston has founded an annual all female fine art gallery called FFAG at a music and arts festival in Upstate NY. Her work employs video, performance, and sculptural based installation. She is a fierce advocate for women's rights with specific focus on the LGBTQ+ Arab body.