Hello all! My name is Zahar and I am an interdisciplinary artist and dancer living in Saudi Arabia. I love to explore new methods of making and experimenting with both digital and analog materials in my work. In my studio amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, coping with this new reality has brought forth multiple definitions of what feelings of grief and isolation can mean. As a result, tools such as recycled paper, ink and free writing have found their way into my workspace. Also, as a dancer and current student of movement analysis, I have been incorporating elements of Bartenieff Fundamentals as a way to include the physical body into my art making. I look forward to sharing some of my work with you on this platform!
Published by Zahar Al-Dabbagh
Zahar Al-Dabbagh (b. 1992 - Alexandria, Egypt) is an interdisciplinary artist currently living and working in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She creates work utilizing ethnographical and sociological research; the camera serves as her main medium, as well as sound and mixed media. She occasionally incorporates dance performance in her work. Using symbolism and visual poetry, her work examines themes and meanings of identity, culture and change within the human experience, as well as spirituality in the context of culture and art. She received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford and is currently studying movement analysis at the Laban-Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies. She divides her time between the Middle East and the United States.