Sawsan Al Bahar Syrian , b. 1990

Born in Damascus and raised in the UAE, Sawsan Al Bahar is a Syrian/Palestinian artist, architect and researcher. After completing her Bachelor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah in 2013, Sawsan developed a practice based in Dubai, centred around the notion of home as myth. Sawsan looks for the discreet ways history influences personal narratives and often focuses on her own life and family history. Her works encompass drawings, prints, installations, digital scans and text, all of which she uses to search for a connection with her past, her land, her culture, her language, her family and ultimately her identity.