Faten Hakimi is an artist (art consultant) based in London, United Kingdom. Dreaming that she is to become an artist someday she painted her first portrait (of Alice in Wonderland) at the age of eight. By 1999, she weaved a small silk carpet, read Sadegh Hedayat's Three Drops of Blood, and fell in love with Francis Bacon.
She then completed a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2005 and an MA in Fine Arts from the City & Guilds of London Art School in September 2012. Her dissertation focused on the subject of Aetheticizing Traumatic Historical Experiences Through Art.
Inspired by the films of Alejandro Jodorowsky, her work was chosen to be exhibited in a group show, Modern Panic, curated by artist collective Guerrilla Zoo. And her painting titled Baby was published in a not-for profit quarterly literary magazine, You Stumble Into A Room Full Of Poets. Her artwork was also shortlisted for the Mall Galleries Portrait Prize Award. And she participated for the second time in Modern Panic vii in October 2016.
**Due to rising health concerns, Faten has had to retire from producing new artwork and is not accepting any commissions for portraits or art consultancy projects.