Samah Hijawi is a cross-disciplinary visual artist whose recent work has focused on interventions in public spaces with projects that include participatory and performative elements.
Hijawi explores the issue of identity through the historical, political, social and religious structures and questions definitions of collective identity, memory and the notion of a ‘sense of belonging’.
Hijawi graduated in 2005 with a Masters in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design, London. Her work has been shown in public performances and exhibitions in Amman, Jordan (2009), Art School Palestine, Ramallah (2009), Disorientation II, Abu Dhabi (2009), Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam (2009), the 3 Islands Workshop, North Uist, Scotland (2008) and the International Video Art and Multimedia Festival, Marseille (2007) and is in collections in Jordan, Dubai, Greece and London. Active also as an arts writer, lecturer and cultural producer, Hijawi lives and works in Amman, Jordan.
21.11.09 – 20.02.10
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi