Born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in 1989, Sarah Al-Abdali originates from the land of Hejaz, known today as the western province of Saudi Arabia. Her personal exposure to Hejazi culture has given her a sense of responsibility towards it, especially since in the past four decades, the region has undergone a drastic ideological and urban transformation. She has grown up with a deep appreciation of the land, architecture and heritage of the coastal region of Hejaz, which is a recurring theme in her work.
Al-Abdali’s continuation of exploring the language of expressing her interest in Arab culture and Islamic philosophy, from graffiti to comic illustration and painting, she was labeled as one of Saudi's first graffiti artists.
She got accepted in a two-year Masters’ program at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in London, which offered her the opportunity to experiment with various traditional crafts from the Islamic world, including: woodwork, ceramics, miniature painting, mosaics and plaster carving. She has also participated in international art festivals such as RHIZOMA in the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and #COMETOGETHER by Edge of Arabia East London (2012), and exhibited in a number of local and international galleries and museums such as Saatchi gallery and the British Museum .
Al-Abdali resumes her practice and experimentation from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to present a visualization of her imagination and views on severe transformations in all fields.