Né à Basra, Irak, d'un père irakien et d'une mère Palestinienne, elle est désormais naturalisée citoyen américaine.
Sama Alshaibi enseigne l'Art au Département de Photographie de l'Université d'Arizona, Tucson.
Elle est aussi cofondatrice du collectif "6+ women's art".
Born in Basra, Iraq, to an Iraqi father and Palestinian mother and now a naturalized U.S. citizen, Alshaibi's recent work investigates "borderlands," including her own hyphenated identity, as critical sites in both physical and psychological terms. A multimedia artist, Alshaibi's photography, video and installations have been widely exhibited internationally, including in South Africa, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Israel, Ireland, China, Jordan, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia and the United States. Her art and essays have recently appeared in Refuge & Rejection, Nueva Luz, Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies. Alshaibi received her M.F.A. from University of Colorado (Boulder) in photography, video and media arts (2005).
Sama Alshaibi is Assistant Professor of Art in the Photography Department at the University of Arizona, Tucson, as well as cofounder of the 6+ women's art collective.
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