Sama Shahrouri

Sama Shahrouri

Sama Shahrouri is a Amman-based multidisciplinary artist whose work is predominantly focused on sculpture making. In her work Shahrouri experiments with contrasts in themes and materials. She is inspired by the notion of physical space and experiments with the different mannerism in which an object can occupy or influence a single spot. Human engagement is a vital element in Shahrouri’s work, where the audience is invited to interact with the space surrounding or being occupied by the work. In her artwork, Shahrouri examines figurative drawing, sketching and sculpture. Since 2016, she has conducted local and regional sculpture workshops and has participated in multiple group exhibitions and art programmes with multimedium works including drawings on paper, installations and video art. In 2018, she co-founded an online magazine called artmejournal with artmejo where she holds the position of Editor-in-Chief and works to elevate Arab art on the international artistic map.

سما الشحروري

سما شحروري فنانة متعددة الوسائط مقيمة في عمّان. تركز شحروري في أعمالها على إظهار الثنائيات ما بين المواد المستخدمة والمفاهيم المطروحة. بفضل خلفيتها الدراسية في النحت، يستهويها التلاعب بمفهومي الكتلة والفراغ وتستكشف خلال تجاربها الطرق التي تتخذها الأشياء للتكيف في حيّز واحد. يعد عامل التفاعل الإنساني مع أعمال الفنانة جزء من تجربة الأعمال نفسها. لذلك تدعو شحروري جمهورها بتحري المساحات التي تحيط وتتخذها أعمالها. منذ عام ٢٠١٦، دارت سما ورش الفنية على الصعيد الإقليمي والمحلي لكافة الأعمار. كما أنها شاركت في العديد من المعارض والندوات الفنية برسومات منحوتات وحتى الأعمال التركيبية. في عام ٢٠١٨ شاركت بتأسيس آرتميجورنال, المجلة الإلكترونية مع آرتميجو حيث تحمل دور رئيس تحرير المجلة

Exhibitions

Dar Art FairAmman, Jordan, 2021
SPACES
• Fann A Porter – Amman, 2020
Amman Beirut • MMAG Foundation, 2020
Possibilities • Amman Design Week, 2019
About Archives in Jordan • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 2019
First Emerging Artist Exhibition • Jodar Artistry, 2018
Factory Festival: In the Margin • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 2018
Group Show • Gallery 14 / Artisana, 2017
Empathy and Craft in the 21st Century • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, 2017


Zeina Salameh

Zeina Salameh

I’m a Visual Artist and Creative Graphic Designer, born in Aleppo, Syria 1979 and currently live in Dubai. I graduated from the Graphics Department “printmaking” at the Faculty of Fine Arts – University of Damascus in 2000. My artwork takes the form of etching, lithography, silkscreen, linocuts, monotype, printmaking, installation, and video art. I have an effective contribution to many humanitarian organizations through voluntarily educational workshops of fine arts. I also work on freelance basis in a variety of design environments as a brand consultant to create concepts and brands, graphic design, storyboards, packaging and product design.

فنانة بصرية ومصمصة غرافيك، ولدت في حلب – سوريا. تخرجت من كلية الفنون الجميلة بدمشق قسم الحفر والطباعة \ غرافيك. أعمل في فنون الحفر و الطباعة بكافة تقنياتها (معدن -لينو – حجر- خشب- شاشاة حريرية – مونوتايب), تجهيز فني، وفيديو آرت وكل ما يتعلق في الفنون. لي مساهمات من خلال ورشات تطوعية لتعليم الفنون مع مؤسسات غير ربحية تعنى باللاجئين و ذوي الاحتياجات الخاصة

Exhibitions

Spaces • Fann a Porter Amman • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Group Exhibition Japan • 2019
Solo Exhibition • Syria • 2018
Exhibition Women’s Art Festival • Syria • 2000 – 2003
Exhibition Syria Artistic Association • Syria • 2002
Exhibition Shaba • Syria • 2001
Exhibition Spring • Syria • 2001


Tawfiq Dawi

Tawfiq Dawi

Tawfiq Dawi is a multi-functional-visual-individual. He combines his technological background as a self-taught graphic designer with the fact that he’s just another empty head in a meaningless timeline, creating art that embraces reality, non-existence, humanity and death. Based in Amman, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from University of Jordan.

توفيق الضاوي شخص متعددة الوظائف البصرية يحاول أن يجمع بين خلفيته التكنولوجية كمصمم غرافيك ذاتي التعلم مع حقيقة أنه مجرد رأس فارغ آخر في خط زمني لا معنى له، منتجاً فناً يتبنى الواقع والعدم والإنسانية والموت. يقيم في عمّان، ويحمل شهادة البكالوريوس في الفنون البصرية من الجامعة الأردنية

Exhibitions

Spaces • Fann a Porter – Amman • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Amman Beirut • MMAG Foundation • Amman, Jordan • 2020
How to Reappear • MMAG Foundation • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Now What? • Weltformat • Switzerland • 2018
One Hundred Best Arabic Posters • Abu Dhabi, UAE & Cairo, Egypt • 2018
Super Fine Art • Spring Sessions • Amman, Jordan • 2017


Lina Khalid

Lina Khalid

Lina Khalid, is a Palestinian-Jordanian photographer and filmmaker. Born in Amman 1991, holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media from Petra University – Amman 2014. Her photographic experimentation focuses on the body and its relationship with its environment (such as the city and the sea) and how changes in this environment influences the sensibility of the bodies within it. Khaled uses analog as a medium for her photography, particularly black and white film, to express her perpetual state of nostalgia for times she has not lived in. Lina co- founded Darkroom Amman in 2018. She presented her work amongst other artists from Amman in several exhibitions; MMAG Foundation, Gently Sparkling 2019, Beirut Amman 2020, and Negative Era 2020 with Darkroom Amman. She also presented her solo exhibition in Ohio at The Horn Gallery titled Lina Khalid: Photo Diaries in 2018.

لينا خالد، مصورة وصانعة أفلام فلسطينية-أردنية، ولدت في عمان عام 1991 .تحمل درجة البكالوريوس في الصحافة والإعلام.مهتمة بصناعة الصورة وسرد الحكايات.تركز لينا في تجاربها الفوتوغرافية على الجسد وعلاقته بمحيطه (المدن الكبيرة، والمدن الساحلية مثلاً). وتأثر وعي صاحب الجسد بظروف وتغيرات هذا المحيط. اتجهت لاستخدام التصوير التناظري (الانالوج) كوسيط لتقديم تجاربها الفوتوغرافية، وغالباً ما تستخدم في أعمالها أفلام عن النوستالجيا الدائمة لديها لازمان لم تعشها. شاركت في تأسيس داركروم عمان في عام الأبيض والأسود تعبيراً 2018 .وعرضت اعمالها بجانب اعمال مصورين وفنانين اردنيين في معارض عديدة في الأردن مع مؤسسة محمد وماهرة أبو غزالة (براق بلطف 2019) ،(بيروت عمان 2020 .(وداركروم عمان (زمن النيجاتيف 2020 .(ولديها معرض منفرد واحد أقيم في أوهايو في لينا خالد: يوميات مصور 2020

Exhibitions

Spaces • Fann A Porter – Amman • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Beirut Amman • MMAG Foundation • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Negative Era • Darkroom Amman • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Gently Sparkling • MMAG Foundation • Amman, Jordan • 2019
Lina Khalid: Photo Diaries • Lower Horn Gallery • Ohio, USA • 2018


Laila Eltaweel

Laila El Taweel

Laila el Taweel, an artist and a visual creator who studied Multimedia in the faculty of Art & Design in Jordan University, who believes that art is a way to communicate and a key to making movements, delivering ideas, messages, and inspirations.
She works with many local and global organizations in building their visual brands, identities, and vibes. Laila is an active artist where she works as a curator in art expos and she consistently participates with visual and interactive artworks in how we communicate with ourselves, how we communicate with others, and how we communicate with the environment around us. 

ليلى الطويل

ليلى الطويل، فنانة ومبدعة بصرية درست الوسائط المتعددة في كلية الفنون والتصميم في الجامعة الأردنية ، وتؤمن بأن الفن وسيلة للتواصل ومفتاح لإيصال الأفكار والرسائل والإلهام. تعمل مع العديد من المنظمات المحلية والعالمية في بناء علاماتها البصرية وهوياتها ومشاعرها المرئية. ليلى فنانة نشطة حيث تعمل في المعارض الفنية وتشارك باستمرار في الأعمال الفنية المرئية والتفاعلية في كيفية تواصلنا مع أنفسنا ، وكيف نتواصل مع الآخرين ، وكيف نتواصل مع البيئة من حولنا.

Exhibitions

Spaces • Fann A Porter – Amman • Amman, Jordan • 2020
Co-Production Challenge • Goethe Institute Amman • Online • 2020
In/Out, Factory Festival • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts • Amman, Jordan • 2019
Core • The Corner Art Space • Amman, Jordan • 2019
Art Residency • Aman Art Space • Amman, Jordan • 2019
Vintage Point Sharjah 6 • Sharjah Art Foundation • Sharjah, UAE • 2018
In The Margin, Factory Festival • Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts • Amman, Jordan • 2018
Graduation Project • Faculty of Arts and Design at University of Jordan • Amman, Jordan • 2018


Layla Abdulhadi

Layla Abdulhadi

A graduate of the Royal University for Women in Bahrain with a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design, Abdulhadi is an aspiring artist currently residing in Amman, Jordan. Growing up in an artistic family that appreciates and supports art, Abdulhadi has always been passionate about art. The artist’s work focuses on the school of realism. Her canvas depicts every day items in their utmost reality, with her brushstrokes meticulously bringing those vibrant items to life. The viewer can almost smell and taste the objects that are vividly and playfully portrayed.

Exhibitions

Wonder Wall • Al Matal • Khobar, Saudi Arabia 2019


Lara Dahabreh

Lara Dahabreh

Lara S Dahabreh obtained her BSc in Architecture from the Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2000.  Although the last 16 years of her career were focused on architecture, art and painting have been a strong passion of hers from her childhood.

Lara has always been infatuated with the human body, interested in drawing people, their postures, facial expressions, physical needs, and their reactions to one another. She started with drawing people as they are, more of a still life approach.  Gradually, the way she perceived humans evolved: their impressions on her and the way they made her feel about them and herself was what she drew. With three surgeons in her family, she started visualizing the human body as layers of skin, muscles, nerves, bones and joints, and started appreciating the magnificence of the human body and understanding how a single movement requires the complex collaboration of all these layers in order to produce a seemingly simple motion, such as a twist, a smile, or even a blink. That was the first turning point of her art.  

Studying architecture was the second turning point. It’s the exact opposite of the free form of the body. There is always the grid holding the spaces together and there is always logic behind every line and every shape. Becoming an architect has made her more of a minimalist and the translation of that into her art has been through the use of black ink on white paper, with minimal use of color. The forms started searching for balance, and so did her art. In every painting, there is balance, whether in the forms, the contrast of black and white, or the introduction of minimal color to emphasize a form.

Lara had her first art exhibition at Zara Gallery in November 2016 and still remains a professional architect and has recently co-founded LDDH Design Studio, a private architecture and design firm.

Exhibitions

Experiment • Zara gallery, 2016


Maria Al Zoubi

Maria Al Zoubi

Maria is an emerging artist based in Melbourne. Born in Belarus, raised and married in Jordan where she had her two children, she then immigrated to Australia and pursued a career in art. She embraced this diversity that shaped her identity as an artist. Maria graduated from RMIT in 2017 and is currently a full-time practicing contemporary artist. Maria’s work revolves around finding a balance between chaos and order. She lets out a magnitude of energy with big strokes, blobs and colour madness, then finishes with a meditative affair of stripes and pattern. Her influence is mainly drawn from nature and its organic shapes and patterns, while the female identity is another frequent subject that she loves exploring.

Exhibitions

Emerging Art Australia • Gallery One 2017
Minister’s Art Series • Australia Department of Education and Training, 2017
Inc. • TANK at RMIT, 2017
Flora • in.cube8r Gallery, 2017
I Am Woman • Solo Exhibit with The Royal Women’s Hospital Melbourne, 2018
SMALL! • fortyfivedownstairs, 2019
Almost Solo V.11 • in.cube8r Gallery, 2019
Walk in the Park • Walk of Art Exhibition Space, 2019
Manifest • 345 Art Creative, 2019
The Moonee Valley Art Show • North Park Mansion, 2020
Collection at the Royal Women’s Foundation • The Royal Women’s Hospital of Australia, 2020


Saja Emad

Saja Emad

Saja Emad describes herself as wandering between different worlds – perspective and reality. She likes to explore how life can turn if things were beyond how we see them. Saja is also interested in mythologies from various backgrounds and is intrigued by how humans allowed themselves to conquer life as gods and creators. She utilizes different mediums depending on the concept but enjoys ink the most.

Exhibitions

Swatch Exhibition • Abdali Mall, 2019