Sama Alshaibi

Sama Alshaibi is born in Iraq to an Iraqi father and Palestine mother. She is now an American citizen living in the States and teaching in post secondary institution. She is a multi-media artist who produces photographs and video art. Her content is all about suffer and the displacement of loss. She uses her own body as the main subject to depict the history of her homeland and societal issues of her original country.

I admire her art and courage to render the history and the current affairs that is heavily looked at today. Her photographic and cinematic skills are full of stories behind them. I enjoy watching her video art  “Goodbye to the Weapon,” where she uses old clips and super 8 to create a piece of a woman trying to escape the from Iraq-Iran before the war. Do check her website out :



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