B. 1986




 2013 - 2015      MFA Fine Arts (Distinction), Pratt Institute, New York

2007 - 2009     BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London

2003 - 2009     Foundation, Architectural Association School of Architecture, London


/Solo Exhibitions

2015     POPULAR GAMES, Pratt Gallery, Brooklyn, NYC

2013     Class of Chairs, Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

2010     Teddy on the Go, The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait


/ Group Exhibitions

2015     Signs of Life: in and out of time and space (curated by Sara Reisman), Boiler Room, Brooklyn, NYC

2014     Out of Kuwait, Edge of Arabia, London

2013     Kursi – A Tribute to a Chair, Design Terminal, Hungary. Hosted by Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait.

2012     The Chicken Nuggets Alliance, Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait

2011     50/20, The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait


/Artist Residencies

2013     Out of Kuwait, program led by David Rayson and CAP, Kuwait

2012     Landscapes Expanded, Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait


/ Conferences & Talks

2016     Embargo & Checkpoints (2014) film viewing and Q&A, AWAN (Arab Women Artists Now), Richmix, London

2015     Lecture - National Nostalgia, Nuqat Conference “Copy + Paste Syndrome”, Kuwait


/ Work

2015 - 2016 Et Toi, Ismene? shown at The Cockpit Theatre London, Set Designer and projection technician for Chemistry Theatre. 

2014 - 2015 Graduate Assistant to Prof. Robert Morgan, Pratt Institute, New York.



2016     Nominated for Blooom Award by Warsteiner, Germany

2016     Shortlisted for Emerging Artist Award, UAE

2009    Best model award, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London


/Press Release

Tzanou, Despoina. "Aseel AlYaqoub: "My Intention Is To Interrogate Or Question"". Articurate.net. N.p., 2016. Web. 

Davies, Rhodri. "Arab Women Artists And Their Long Road To Expression". Aljazeera.com. N.p., 2016. Web. 

AlBisher, Taiba. “Art of Destruction – Culture and Heritage: An Interview with Aseel AlYaqoub, Kalimat Magazine, 2015. Web. 

Wali, Sarah. “Aseel AlYaqoub: Arabs Abroad.” BAZAAR Magazine. Feb. 2014. Web.

Al Mahha Art Blog, Chairs Nostalgia. July 2013. Web.

AlKandari, Ghadah. “Exhibition 50/20.” Prettygreenbullet. 2011. Web.

“Kuwait Galleries – Review 2011.” Men’s Passion. 2011. Web.

Plus Aziz. “Photoblog ‘Teddy on the Go’ Captures the Imagination of Kuwait.” PSFK RSS. New York. 2009. Web.