BIO

Egyptian-Canadian born in Kuwait City, Kuwait

Currently residing in Tkaronto, Ontario

EDUCATION

University of Waterloo,

Bachelor of Arts in Honours Fine Arts & Business

Studio Specialization with Distinction

AWARDS

2020 Barbara Roberts Memorial Fund

2020 Designlines Love Tag Award

2018 Nancy-Lou Patterson Award

2017 McGallarian Excellence Award

2017 University of Waterloo Fine Arts Sculpture Award

2017 University of Waterloo Fine Arts Distinguished Student Award

2017 University of Waterloo Most Versatile Student Award

UPCOMING SHOWS

2021, Not Traumatic Enough for a Shock Blanket, Grebel Gallery, Waterloo ON

2021, Untitled, Xpace, Toronto ON

2021, Sensitivity Training, Livings Arts Centre, Mississauga ON

SOLO SHOWS

2019, Aphasia, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, ON

2018, Colour Me Ungrateful,  S.A.I.L. Waterloo, ON

ALTERNATIVE SPACES

2020, Recipes of Care, Instagram Posts and Collectable Postcards in Collaboration with Abedar Kamgari for Hearth Garage

2020, Colour Me Shocked, Incoming! A Pandemic Colouring Book for Hamilton Artists INC

2017, The Pain Never Ends for the Leg Gallery

SELECT GROUP SHOWS

2020, Fibreworks, Cambridge Galleries, Cambridge ON

2020, to say to you, Art Incubate, Waterloo ON

2020, The Spaces that Hold Us, ACRE Projects, Chicago IL

2020, Friends & Lovers, Button Factory, Waterloo ON

2020, Emotional Objects, Xpace Cultural Centre, Toronto ON

2020, Come Up to My Room, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto ON

2019, Introspection, Scarborough Arts Centre, Scarborough ON 

2019, Hard Twist 14: Entwined, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2019, Through the Body / With the Body, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal QC

2019, Stubiennial, ACRE Residency, Steuben WI

2019, Brush with Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2019, What We Know To Be True, Hamilton Artists Inc.'s James Gallery, Hamilton, ON

2019, What We Take, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
2019, Brush with Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
2019, I Blink My Eyes to Keep the Time, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto ON

2018, The Next Big Thing, Living Arts Centre, Mississauga ON

2018, 26 Days, Project Space, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff AB

2018, Brush with Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2018, Future Shapers, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2018, An Evening of Interactive Art & Performance University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2017, Unsettling, The Guild, Toronto ON

2017, Defying Conventions, TEDx UW, Waterloo ON

2017, Fresh Paint/New Construction, Art Mur, Montreal QC

2017, Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Humanity, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener ON

2017, Ignite, The University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Waterloo ON

2017, Unsettling Canada, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

2016, Con-Textual, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

2016, Techsthetic, Clinical Media Lab, Kitchener ON

2016, Welcoming Refugees, THEMUSEUM, Kitchener ON

2016, Transition I, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

2016, Time Sensitive, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

2016, Brush with Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON

2016, Bridges Lecture, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo ON

2015, Space, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

2014, Stephan, The Artery Gallery, Waterloo ON

CURITORIAL

2020, Sensitivity Training, Livings Arts Centre, Mississauga ON

2019, Stubiennial, ACRE Residency, Steuben WI

2018, 26 Days, Project Space, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff AB

ARTIST TALKS

2019, What We Take Artist Panel, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, ON
2018, Women in Art, University of Waterloo, Waterloo ON
2018, Running with Connections: Empathetic Edition, University of Toronto, Mississauga, ON
2017, Art and Self Care: How to take Solace in your Art, St. Jerome’s University, Waterloo ON

WRITING

2020, All This Want, Living Hyphen Issue II

2020, We Do Not Gather, Article Club in Collaboration with Textile Magazine

2020, I Care, I Swear, Please don't tell Volume I

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2020, Migration, UKAI Projects, Online Residency

2019, Through the Body / With the Body, La Centrale Galerie Powerhouse, Montreal QC

2019, ACRE Residency, ACRE Projects, Steuben WI

2018, BAiR Emerging Residency, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Banff AB

PUBLICATIONS

2020, These Spaces Hold Us, Accompanying Essay by Rohan Ayinde

2020, Emotional Objects, Accompanyigng Essay written by Emily Gove

2020, Come Up to My Room, Curated by Astrid Ho, Megan Feheley & Lee Petrie

2019, Hard Twist 14: Entwined, Curated by Helena Frei and Chris Mitchell
2019, Fluencies, Accompanying Essay to What We Know To Be True, Written by Joy Xiang

2019, I Blink My Eyes to Keep the Time Journal, Curated by Rebecca Proppe & Brittany Myburgh

2017, Fresh Paint / New Construction, Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Deschamps, Designed by Mike Patten

2017, Ignite Exhibition Catalogue, Published by Minute Man Press

WORKSHOP FACILITATION

2020, Caring for yourself: Writing for Your Mental Health, Virtual Workshop Series organized by Sarah Moreau
2020, Art as Political Action, Virtual Workshop organized by Tamil Archive Project

2020, Writing When You Have Nothing to Say, Virtual Workshop organized by Reception House

2020, Spoken Word As an Act of Care, Workshop organized by St. Jeromes University 

WORK EXPERIENCE

2020 - Present, Communications Manager, AKIMBO
2020, Digital Communications Assistant, Vector Festival/InterAccess 

2018, Communications Coordinator, THEMUSEUM

2018, Interpreter, This Could Be the Place, University of Waterloo Art Gallery & UW Fine Arts

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