Dana Barqawi

Dana Barqawi

Dana Barqawi is an artist based in Amman, Jordan. She holds a BSc in Architecture and a double MSc in International Cooperation, Urban Development & Emergency Architecture. Dana is a process driven artist where the centre of her work inspires cultural and socio-political affirmation and delivers a sense of openness that allows to incorporate the viewer as an active participant. Growing up with women who painted, sewed, designed and made art, Dana extends herself through artistry and has a long-standing fascination with detail.

Exhibitions

A Land Without People • Solo Exhibition, Blue Fig • Amman, 2018

Art for Sale at Art Week Amman• Group Exhibition, The Studio • Amman, 2013


Stephany Sanossian

Stephany Sanossian

Stephany Sanossian is an Armenian/Syrian artist. She has a Master’s Degree in Research for Design and Innovation from Elisava in Barcelona, Spain. She is a freelance Graphic Designer with experience in mixed media.

Sarcasm has a major seat in her collages. She loves to make people see a different angle or her vision on the topics that we encounter in our everyday interactions.

She is the co-founder of “Live Love Armenia” (LLA), based in Yerevan, Armenia which showcases the beauty and the authentic side of Armenia.

The message that she tries to send through her artwork is that life is already a lot to handle, so we just need to take a step back from time to time and enjoy the little (as well as) the big things.

Exhibitions

Perspective 101 • Joint Exhibition • Denmark, 2018


Namaa Qudah

Namaa Qudah

Nama’a Qudah is an architect of words and spaces. She has obtained her Bachelor’s in Architecture from the German Jordanian University in 2012 and her MArch in the field of Theory and Design from the University of Nottingham in 2014. She filled the position of a full time lecturer at the University of Jordan between 2015 and 2019, after having practiced architecture between Jordan and Germany. Her research work has been presented in a number of conferences in Jordan and abroad. Nama’a is currently a doctoral candidate in the (Borders and Territories) research group at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Technical University of Delft, Netherlands.

Alongside architecture, Nama’a has a deep passion for design, writing, photography, and intellectual debates. Her projects and research focus on the way politics and social shifts are reshaping cities today and creating new borders and territories as a result, with special emphasis on Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan.

Exhibitions

The Corner Art Space • 4380 Zahra • Amman, 2018
This collection paints imagined realities for the kids of Gaza Refugee Camp whose tools of survival and adaptation are fairytales and stories.


Reem Odeh

Reem Odeh

With a Bachelor degree in Visual arts, Painting and Drawing from the University of Jordan, artist Reem Odeh has been working in the art field of paint and ceramics for years. She is the co-founder of Kawn Art for Handmade Ceramics. Odeh finds that art is a mode of expressing one’s feelings, emotions and mental states  rather than replicating reality or nature. Her work is an expression of emotional influences, subjective feelings and spirituality. She steers away from detailing facial features in a bid to allow recipients to personally explore what the fabric hides in terms of unknown inner sentiments.

Exhibitions

Exhibition of Young Artists • Jacaranda Images Gallery • Amman, 2017
Dion International Art Symposium • Philadelphia University • Amman, 2017
CAB International Art Symposium • Cairo Amman Bank Gallery • Amman, 2017
Back to Humanity • Nofa Creative Space • Amman, 2017
7×7 Young Artists • Cairo Amman Bank Gallery • Amman, 2014
Cypress Memory • University of Jordan • Amman, 2014
Young Artists • Art Matters • Amman, 2010
Sunny Art Fair • Zara Centre • Amman, 2010
JU Graduates • Orient Gallery • Amman, 2009


Yasmin Dasouki

Yasmin Dasouki

Yasmin Dasouki is a mixed media artist that combines collage with other media forms such as fabric, beads and relief paint. Her multi- layered work materializes the deeper you burrow into it and the more senses you use while admiring it. Her process involves endless hours of color exploration and experimentation, researching materials and combining them all together to create an amalgamation of creativity and beauty.

Yasmin studied General Design at the University of Jordan, mostly focusing on her painting techniques by taking art courses on the side. She has been teaching art for the past seven years in one of Jordan’s most well renowned schools. And through her years of teaching, she has been able to both guide the students on their artistic path and eventually finding hers.

Yasmin loves telling a story through her art pieces, and given the fact that they are not all titled, she would love for the audience to create his/her own story when admiring her pieces. Furthermore, through the use of National Geographic magazines and other magazines of the sorts, she is able to transform the audiences into the world she creates.

She always adds her final strokes with relief paint to cement the texture of her artwork and give it a more grounding feel, and she plans to further her artistic amalgamations with more mediums, photography and techniques in the future.


Lubna Juqqa

Lubna Juqqa

A cultural activist who has been managing and producing art and cultural events, festivals and projects since 2009, Juqqa comes from an artistic and literary background. She started inking in 2005 after experimenting with different mediums such as oil, acrylic and watercolors, in addition to collage art and illustrations. Her unique style borders on the surreal, as if one is subconsciously translating one’s stream of thoughts on to paper. At times whimsical and mischievous, at others dark and mysterious; Juqqa’s drawings leave the viewers intrigued, each with their own interpretation of her chaotically organized lines.

She says: “I have been feeding on art in all forms since I could firstly form a memory. I am a fish constantly collecting visual inspirations for my next lives. What I draw is merely visual flashes of what I’ve collected from my current and previous lives. Nothing is impossible, a human brain can visualize a lot more than we can possibly comprehend, and this is why I believe in art.”