Ola Hassanain is an artist with degrees in architecture, cultural identity, and globalization. She has an MFA with distinction from HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht. Her artwork is informed by the cultural, political, and societal position of women in Khartoum, including her own experiences and her family’s diaspora. Her project Back and Forth (2016–ongoing) deals with the link between women, public space, and policies in Khartoum. Her involvement in the Dutch art scene has been critical for developing her work on culture-specific gender and spatial politics. Hassanain lives and works in Khartoum and Utrecht.