Geboren in Kuwait, 1986


2015 Pratt Institute, New York, USA
Masters of Fine Arts (Dist)

2009 Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK
Bachelor of Arts, Interior and Spatial Design (Hons)

2007 AA School of Architecture, London, UK
Foundation, Architecture


2020 The 17th International Architecture Biennale, Venice Italy
Curator: “Space Wars” - The Kuwait National Pavilion
(In collaboration with Yousef Awaad, Saphiya Abu Al-Maati, Asaiel Al Saeed)

2019 Royal Commission of AlUla, Small Lodging Competition, Saudi Arabia
Shortlisted: “Khat” - in collaboration with Studio Toggle

2018 Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai, UAE
Winner of Art Jameel Commission: “Contrary Life | A botanical light garden devoted to trees” (in collaboration with Alia Farid)

2020 The Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
A Hundred Soldiers Somersaulting

2018 The Sultan Gallery, Kuwait
Culture Fair | Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

2015 DeKalb Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Popular Games


2020 The Media Majlis, From Visionaries to Vloggers, Northwestern University, Qatar
The Chicken Nugget Alliance (curated by Hadeel AlTayeb)

2018 The Museum of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
24th Biennial of Humor and Satire

2017 The Hub, Kuwait
Women of War Exhibition
Desperate Measures
(curated by Amira Behbehani)

2017 The French Institute, Kuwait

2015 Boiler Room/Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, New York
Signs of Life: in and out of time and space
The Bank of Collective Memory
(curated by Sarah Reisman)

2013 Edge of Arabia, London, UK
Out of Kuwait: Kissin’ Cousins (curated by David Rayson)

2013 Design Terminal, Budapest, Hungary
Kursi/A Tribute to a chair: Class of Chairs (curated by Abed AlKadiri)

2012 Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait
Landscapes Expanded: The Chicken Nugget Alliance

2018-2019 Cité Internationale des Arts
Paris, France

2016 Open Set - Kookmin University
Seoul, South Korea

2013 Out of Kuwait led by RCA Head of Painting David Rayson
Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait

2012 Landscapes Expanded led by the National Council of Arts & Letters and The British Council
Museum of Modern Art, Kuwait


2020 “Outside the Box”, National Museum of Qatar, Doha, Qatar
2017 “GCC Narratives: National Nostalgia – The Construction of Kuwaiti Identity” Abu Dhabi Art, UAE 2016 “Arab Women Artists Now” (film screening and talk) Richmix, London, UK
2015 “Copy + Paste Syndrome”, Nuqat Conference Amricani Cultural Centre, Kuwait


+ “Mimic Men”, Nature Edition, Pfeil Magazine, Montez Press
+ “Curators Announced for “Space Wars”, the Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2020 By Christele Harrouk, Archdaily
+ “The Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values & Peace - Woman Leaders: Aseel AlYaqoub” By May Rihani
+ “Art Jameel Names Winners of Inaugural Artist Commission” By John Chiaverina, ARTNEWS
+ “Female Role Models: The Kuwaiti Artist Challenging Perceptions through Art” By Alex Aubry, HPA + “Aseel AlYaqoub: Culure Fair” By Abdullah Al-Mutairi, Jadaliyya
+ “Top 70 2016”, Shortlisted for Blooom Award by Warsteiner
+ “Arab women artists and their long road to expression” By Rhodri Davies, AlJazeera
+ “Art of Destruction – Culture and Heritage: An Interview with Aseel AlYaqoub” by Taiba AlBisher, Kalimat Magazine


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