Born 1972 in Swansea, United Kingdom. Lives and works between London, United Kingdom and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


In digital prints, photographic collages, textile, and installations, conceptual artist Filwa Nazer explores the changes identities undergo in different social contexts, as well as in transition between private and public spaces. Nazer examines her own emotional processes in traveling between cultural spheres with varying sociopolitical circumstances and societal conventions. From her personal introspections, Nazer develops experimental works that embody ideas which speak to broader societal experiences, especially relating to women’s participation in public life. Drawing from her background in the fashion industry, Nazer creates sculptural volumes of textiles and geometric embroideries that reference deconstructed garment patterns and traditional handcrafts that challenge expectations of behavior and limitations on the freedom of expression.