About the Artist

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Photo by Mateo Vargas

I am a Palestinian genderqueer artist existing in Nashville, Tennessee. I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts at Austin Peay State University in 2018, where I went on to join exhibitions in surrounding cities as well as New York, Seattle, and in the UK.

Currently my artistic practice serves as a way to criticize imperialism (particularly the atrocities committed towards SWANA) and to empower the land and people stolen from me before birth. Life has always been best taught to me through oral stories and traditions; a key aspect for my creation therefore is listening closely. I want to encourage others to do the same by asking them to sit in front of a large scale work, interact, and deeply read into iconography that will reveal a tale of Palestinian or queer resistance.

I believe in the conviction my ancestors gifted me with and the chance to speak out and give back to my community. There is no one medium I work in, allowing the materials to reveal themselves to me as the ideas come forward to reflect the ever changing circumstances in our world; coming from the belief we should adjust to what we choose to speak on rather than using a one shoe fits all approach.