Aya Haidar’s Lebanese roots as well as the history of the Middle East inform much of her multimedia practice. Based in London where she grew up, Haidar poses questions focused on memory, loss and migration. In relooking at existing objects and offering them alternative readings, she attempts to propose new narratives that aim to contribute to wider dialogues on remembrance, shared stories and identity. With degrees from the Slade School of Fine Art and the London School of Economics, Haidar has exhibited around the world and is represented by Athr in Jeddah. She also works independently on curatorial and educational projects, most recently, ‘Do It’ with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Hoor Al Qasimi.
The Art Dubai Portraits are produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.