Virtual Event – With: Sawsan AlSaraf
March 20, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00pm
Sawsan AlSaraf (Canadian, b. Iraq) is a visual and multimedia artist who lives and works in Montreal, Canada. AlSaraf has moved between the Middle East and North America since 1977. In her work, she draws her references from her life experiences as an expatriate Iraqi woman.
AlSaraf’s artwork traverses multiple media, from her acclaimed photo-collage paintings in the “Sufi Path” series, to her experimental films in her “Rihla” series. Her work was exhibited in a three woman show alongside her two daughters in the award winning exhibition “Generation” which opened at Telfair Museums in Savannah, GA in May 2017. AlSaraf’s work has been screened and exhibited in Beijing, Beirut, Amman, Abu Dhabi, Baghdad, Montreal, Savannah, Vermont and Wisconsin.
AlSaraf has also given artist talks and lectures at multiple conferences and universities on pilgrimage and diaspora.
She holds a BFA in Studio Arts from Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and an MFA in Visual Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts.