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Sheikha Hala Mohammed Al Khalifa is the director of the Culture and Arts Directorate at the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities. She is a practicing artist who exhibits her work both locally and internationally.
She was the Head of Art Education at the Museum of Islamic Art Qatar Museums Authority from 2008-2011. Sheikha Hala implemented the distinctive Artist Residency Project, where she set up the Fire Station: Artist in Residence Program in Doha, in March 2015. Prior to this she taught art as a professor at the University of Bahrain.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the Museum of Fine Arts School & Tufts University, Boston (1999), and a master’s degree in fine arts from UCL at the Slade School of Fine Arts, London (2002).