Sawsan Al Bahar Syrian , b. 1990

Born in Damascus and raised in the U.A.E, Sawsan Al Bahar is an artist, architect and researcher based in Dubai. Sawsan seeks the discreet ways history influences personal narratives in the region, investigating her own and searching for the home myth within works of graphite on paper, digital scans, and text. An intense draftsmanship is the basis of her work, and she employs digital-scanning to access and depict an absent homeland. Her meticulous drawings are poetic entanglements, falling at the crossroads of past and future, evoking an intimate past image, and highlighting to the viewer the tension between the real and the fabricated.