Rana Feghali studied painting at the Lebanese University, Beirut from 2001 to 2006, and textile and fashion design at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti- NABA- in Milan from 2009 to 2013.
Rana was born in Mount Lebanon, where the silk industry had a radical change on the development of capitalism in Lebanon and the effects it had upon gender roles. She researches how these silk factories that represented the empowerment of women through wage labor had also dramatical effects on the health of the women on the region.
Her practice reworks the textile traditions which were historically associated with domesticity and feminized labour, focusing on felt-making and hand-weaving. The wrap and the weft are a stage on which she experiments with materials and techniques. She uses unconventional materials to set up the loom, making the repetitive actions of hand-weaving even slower and more meditative. Her methodology exposes the vicious cycle of fast fashion and exploitation of women within this industry. Her art symbolizes these aspects by working exclusively with natural fibers and recycled materials, as well as constructing her own original looms.
Her artwork investigates urban and political matters. Her textiles and handmaking become a denunciation of social inequalities and an exploration of identity. Rana Feghali's work is defined by her personal experiences and offers a feminist and sustainable approach to fashion and textile art.
Rana has participated in several collective exhibitions between Beirut, Paris, Dubai, Milan, Venice and Vienna.