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Nauf Albendar

NAUF ALBENDAR known as H.H Princess Nauf Bendar Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian princess, an Imperial PhD graduate in clinical medicine and the founder of Lahd Gallery Ltd. In 2005, At the age of 20, Prs. Nauf AlBendar broke the royal tradition by not only working full time as an employed genetic researcher at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but also in setting up Lahd Gallery as a focal point for women artists from the Gulf.

The gallery soon became a well-known exhibition space on the contemporary art scene, representing emerging and semi-established artists; it brought together the leading contemporary art works from the MENASA region. Prs. AlBendar’s primary focus is to promote exclusively the talents of contemporary MENASA art by making it accessible to the public as well as giving women artists of the region a voice and a hub. Today Lahd Gallery is considered as ‘Pioneers in contemporary MENASA Art’ and is involved with several charitable events and organisations including the Bobby Moore Foundation, Not On Our Watch, Marie Curie and the Caspian Arts Foundation.

In addition to her various ventures, Prs. AlBendar has been featured in several outlets worldwide including, MBC, Al Arabiya, Al Sharg Al Awsat, Korea Herald, The Brunei Times, Canvas Magazine, Modern Art Asia, Velvet, Arab News, The Guardian, Mayfair Times, The Art Newspaper and many others. She was shortlisted as the Woman of the Future in Arts, Media and Culture at the Women of the Future Awards in 2011 and as the Distinguished Honoree of the UN Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Award.

Prs. AlBendar graduated with a BA in Molecular genetics from King’s College London and has a PhD in clinical medicine from Imperial College; she has had publications on her topic of interest and considers herself an unconventional artist in her free time.

Nauf Albendar

NAUF ALBENDAR known as H.H Princess Nauf Bendar Al Saud is a Saudi Arabian princess, an Imperial PhD graduate in clinical medicine and the founder of Lahd Gallery Ltd. In 2005, At the age of 20, Prs. Nauf AlBendar broke the royal tradition by not only working full time as an employed genetic researcher at the King Faisal Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but also in setting up Lahd Gallery as a focal point for women artists from the Gulf.

The gallery soon became a well-known exhibition space on the contemporary art scene, representing emerging and semi-established artists; it brought together the leading contemporary art works from the MENASA region. Prs. AlBendar’s primary focus is to promote exclusively the talents of contemporary MENASA art by making it accessible to the public as well as giving women artists of the region a voice and a hub. Today Lahd Gallery is considered as ‘Pioneers in contemporary MENASA Art’ and is involved with several charitable events and organisations including the Bobby Moore Foundation, Not On Our Watch, Marie Curie and the Caspian Arts Foundation.

In addition to her various ventures, Prs. AlBendar has been featured in several outlets worldwide including, MBC, Al Arabiya, Al Sharg Al Awsat, Korea Herald, The Brunei Times, Canvas Magazine, Modern Art Asia, Velvet, Arab News, The Guardian, Mayfair Times, The Art Newspaper and many others. She was shortlisted as the Woman of the Future in Arts, Media and Culture at the Women of the Future Awards in 2011 and as the Distinguished Honoree of the UN Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Award.

Prs. AlBendar graduated with a BA in Molecular genetics from King’s College London and has a PhD in clinical medicine from Imperial College; she has had publications on her topic of interest and considers herself an unconventional artist in her free time.

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