الفنانين / Artists


Amaal AlNajjar

AMAAL ALNAJJAR


Amaal is a collaborator on this project. In her own words: “My name is Amaal Hussein AlNajjar. I was born on 02/29/1956. I come from …

Abdul Karim Awad

ABDUL KARIM AWAD


Abdul Karim Awad is a collaborator on this project. In his own words: “I was born in Baghdad, Iraq on 7/14/1959. I am a master …

Ali Salman

ALI SALMAN


Ali Salman is a collaborator on this project. In his own words: “I was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1960. I have been interested in …

Courtney Bowles

COURTNEY BOWLES


Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles have spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements. …

Erik Ruin

ERIK RUIN


Erik Ruin is a commissioned book artist on this project. He is a Michigan-raised, Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer, paper-cut artist, etc., who has been lauded …

Fadaa Ali

FADAA ALI


Fadaa Ali is a collaborator on this project. In her own words: “An American woman of Iraqi origin, since my childhood I have an art …

Fouad Sakhnini

FOUAD SAKHNINI


Fouad is a collaborator on this project. Fouad is a Palestinian refugee who was born and raised in Syria. He received a BA in English …

Islam Aly

ISLAM ALY


Islam Aly is a commissioned book artist on this project. He is currently an assistant professor of Art Education in the Department of Art at …

Layla Al Husseini

LAYLA AL HUSSEINI


Layla Al Huseini is a collaborator on this project. In her own words: “My name is Layla Sidik Khuder Al Huseini. I am 76 years …

Mark Strandquist

MARK STRANDQUIST


Mark Strandquist and Courtney Bowles have spent years using art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to amplify, celebrate, and power social justice movements. …

Maureen Cummins

MAUREEN CUMMINS


Maureen Cummins is a commissioned book artist on this project. She is a native New Yorker who has cranked presses from California to the Eastern …

Mohamed

MOHAMED


Mohamed is a collaborator on this project. He was born in a city south of Iraq in 1953. He attended high school in Baghdad and …

Osama Herkal

OSAMA HERKAL


Osama is a collaborator on this project. In his own words: “I am Osama. I was born in the city of jasmine. Its name is …

Raghad Samir

RAGHAD SAMIR


Raghad Samir is a collaborator on this project. In her own words: “I graduated from the University of Baghdad (Ibn Al-Haitham) in the School of …

Roula Al Jabi

ROULA AL JABI


Roula is a collaborator on this project. She graduated from Damascus University with a BS in Biology and later received education certification from the Syrian …

Samah Al-Kasab

SAMAH AL-KASAB


Samah is a collaborator on the project. “I was born in Homs, Syria on 01/03/1989. I have an easy-going personality and am also shy. I …