Sama Alshaibi - USA
Sama Alshaibi (b. 1973, Iraq) explores the body and spaces of conflict in the aftermath of war and exile. Her monograph, Sand Rushes In (New York: Aperture, 2015), presents her Silsila series, which probes the human dimensions of migration, borders, and environmental demise. It was exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale, Honolulu Biennial, Qalandiya International Biennial, American University Museum, Washington D.C.; SMoCA Arizona; MARTa Herford Museum, Germany; and Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY. Other exhibitions include MoMA (NY), Arab American National Museum (Michigan), Pen + Brush (NYC), Busan Museum of Art (South Korea), Institut Du Monde Arabe (Paris), and Ayyam Gallery (UK/UAE). Alshaibi has been the recipient of an Artpace San Antonio residency, Arab Fund for Arts & Culture Visual Arts Grant, and a Fulbright Scholar Fellowship to Palestine. She is an 1885 Society Distinguished Scholar (2013) and Professor of Photography, Video and Imaging at the University of Arizona.