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


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


Yazan Setabouha

Yazan Setabouha

Jordanian artist and architect, Yazan Setabouha, works through lines, art installation, video, and performance. His minimalist approach to visual and performance art engages with the anthropology of language and emotion, excavating intimate processes of the mind, body, and soul. Collaborative works reclaim contexts and embodied histories obscured but evident in everyday rituals of life. Yazan’s phenomenologically informed practice attempts to interact and dwell with marginalized others, neglected ruins, and the emotionally uninhabited, consciously undergoing a process of repeated unlearning and resurrecting, in an attempt to capturing the intersections of the spirit and science.

Yazan participated in two solo and several group exhibitions in Amman, Berlin, and Prague.

 

Exhibitions

7 Artists • Zara Gallery, 2017
Relaunch • Bulbul, 2017
Entities • Bluefig, 2017
Metascape • JNGFA, 2017
Paper It • The Corner Space, 2019
Incantation of the Real • Kurzor Gallery, 2019
Lindt Runway • Jordan Fashion Week, 2019
Amma Fi Amman • Public, 2019
Caution! Slippery Grounds • ZK/U, 2019
Away from a State of Things • Darat Al Funun, 2019
Entrelacs • Paris, 2021