Budoor Al Riyami is a multi-media artist from Oman. Upon her graduation from Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, she won the Grand Prize at the 13th Asian Art Biennale in 2008 with her innovative work; a video installation The Peak of Burning, which was one of the very few artworks employing modern technologies on display at the event. Riyami also participated in the Circle Group’s exhibitions in 2005 and 2007. She works in a range of mediums such as painting and sculpture, and currently focuses on photography and video installation. Riyami was another pupil of Sonya’s and is a contemporary of Hassan Meer’s. Her collaborations with Meer over the past decades have immersed exhibition spaces of all sizes. Together in Venice to represent Oman for the first time at the 59th Biennale, they have the capacity to establish Oman’s historical narrative, while making a strong visual impact for a global audience of art.