Ola grew up in Khartoum,
she is an Artist with degrees in Architecture, Cultural Identity and Globalization.
Ola has an MFA with distinction from HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht, and
was a 2017/2018 Fellow at BAK, basis voor actuele kunst,
Utrecht. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at the Academy
of Fine Art Vienna. Her videos, texts, performances, installation-based and
photographic work is informed by the cultural, political, and societal position
of women in Khartoum, including her own experiences and her family’s diaspora. Her
projects deal with the link between women, public space, and public order
law policies in Khartoum and her involvement in the Dutch art scene has been critical
for opening up new investigations on the role of architecture in our perception
of 'space' as political discourse. Hassanain currently lives and works between
Utrecht and Khartoum.