Roma Madan-Soni is an artist, art historian and a researcher. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Wolverhampton. Her art, teaching, and research are interdisciplinary, positioned at the intersection of ecofeminism, feminist art practice, theory and history, and contemporary visual politics. Her exploratory and research interests focus on visual cultures, gender, colonial studies, postcolonial criticism, and modern and contemporary art. She is exhibiting her work at the Venice International Art Fair 2021 and Florence Biennale 2021. Her paintings and installations, based on social and environmental issues, have been exhibited at the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyah, The Scientific Centre Kuwait, MOMA-Kuwait, and Masaha 13, Saatchi Gallery, to name a few. Her art has been commissioned by TAPRI, Finland, Routledge Handbook of Feminist Peace Research (2021).

Professor Soni has received research grants and awards from The Scientific Centre Kuwait, Kuwait Foundation of Science, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, United Nations Habitat, and Arab Open University, among others. Professor Soni has made research-based presentations at the College Arts Association, Nuqat Regional Conference, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Lady Sriram College, Raza Foundation, University of Wolverhampton, Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research, Gulf University of Science and Technology, Dar Al Athar – Yarmouk, Kuwait University: Marine Sciences Centre, American University of Kuwait, Box Hill College Kuwait, American Open University, UN Habitat and Beit Sadu, Near East South Asia Conference-Istanbul, American International School – Riyadh, and NESA – Atakamul, Kuwait. She has exhibited work and published numerous articles on these topics for the International Feminist Journal of Politics, Crafts Research Journal, Art & The Public Sphere, NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies, Journal of Visual Art Practice, and Swasti.

She has conducted a Design Camp in collaboration with Dr. Fahad Dhawi and Professor Jawaher Al Bader for the Nuqat Regional Conference (2019), a workshop with Professor Jolic on TEDx Global Day for Gulf University of Science and Technology (2018) towards seeking sustainable design solutions. And, a workshop, “Wildlife of Kuwait’s Coastal Habitats: The First Forum on Wildlife in the State of Kuwait” at the Kuwait University Marine Sciences Center. She chairs the ‘Transformative Education Think Tank’ for the ‘Collective Impact Coalition’, for in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. She mentors and curates the work of ‘Artronauts’, a community of artists and designers.

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