When Tomorrow Arrives We Will Love Life

2024 Installation at Hamiltonian Gallery.

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washinton post review 

Hold at Armpit Level (white-and-blue version)
Custom-made sign, glazed ceramic, and steel 
12.5 x 60 x 48 in(31.75 x 152.4 x 121.92 cm)

Truck Bed
Fiberglass-reinforced cement, pigment, Home Depot 5-gallon buckets, glazed ceramic, unfired clay, and one-pint paint cans
26 x 73.5 x 81.25 in(66.04 x 186.69 x 206.38 cm)

Wall Pump
Glazed ceramic
12.75 x 10.5 x 25.5 in(32.39 x 26.67 x 64.77 cm)

When, Love
Custom-made sign,steel
9 x 18 x 2.25 in(22.86 x 45.72 x 5.72 cm)

Two Seats, Two Buckets
Glazed ceramic, used 5-gallon bucket, paint can
26 x 43.75 x 18.5 in(66.04 x 111.13 x 46.99 cm)

Two Hundred Ninety-Seven Holes
Custom-made signs, steel posts, glazed ceramics, unfired clay, and screw
6 x 36 x 60.25 in(15.24 x 91.44 x 153.04 cm)

Love, Will, Life, Arrives, Tomorrow 
Custom-made sign and steel
36 x 36 x 2.5 in(91.44 x 91.44 x 6.35 cm)

Nozzle Connector
Glazed ceramic
2 x 1.75 x 5.25 in(5.08 x 4.45 x 13.34 cm)

Passenger Seat
Concrete and glazed ceramic
7.75 x 19.75 x 29.25 in(19.69 x 50.17 x 74.3 cm)

All That’s Left To US
2023. installation at Lighthouse Works in Fishers Island NY.

All That's Left To Us contains ceramic sculptures of everyday safety objects and a multilingual custom-made sign. The distorted Arabic/English text in the sign pays homage to the work of the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani, His 1966 book All That's Left To You addresses the Palestinian struggle for self-determination, specifically the experiences of the refugees displaced in 1948. Kanafani speaks to the experiences of loss, resilience, and resistance, offering a powerful critique of colonialism and imperialism. The installation All That's Left To Us, made half a century after his assassination points to the role of the modernization of the Arab world in the erasure of Palestinian identity By utilizing everyday safety objects such as floor mats, border signs, anti-slip stairs, safety belts, and car seats the installation aims to question the power structures that shape our relationship to the urban space in post-colonial contexts.

All That's Left To Us, custom made reflective sign 24 x 24 in.

Place at Armpit Level, glazed ceramic 1 x 5 x 4 ft.

Anti Slip. glazed ceramic

Diamond Flex-Lok industrial mat with holes (nr.2), glazed ceramics 48 x 36 x 3 in.

Pump/Arrow/Black&White Floor Mat

2023 installtion at the group show “EI TOI, BENOIT?” at  SARA’S Gallery in NYC. 

“Pump/Arrow” 2023
Glazed ceramic, steal, custom-made diamond grade 3M reflective aluminum sign, epoxy, acrylic.
36 x 36 x 24 inches

Diamond Flex-Lok industrial mat with holes in Black & White (Floor Mat nr. 3)
Glazed Ceramic.   9ftx4ftx3 inch   2023

You Can’t Find The Sun

2023 Installation at Hamiltonian Gallery.
New.Now Exhibition.

Supported by The Foundation of Contemprary Arts Emergency Grant 

The text in the work references the iconic quote by the Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani “ you can't find the sun in a locked room”. The original quote is spoken to the female protagonist of his short story The Little Lamp, first published in 1975, Which describes the tale of an orphan locked in a dungeon as a metaphor for the state of the Arab world. Kanafani’s work ties feminist liberation to political-revolutionary activism - a stand typical for his generation of Arab modernist thinkers that saw the patriarchal religious tradition as a barrier to decolonization. By eliminating half of Kanafani’s iconic quote, I suggest that the metaphoric finding of the sun has never happened and we, as arabs, are still in that locked room despite the illusion of advancement and oil-wealth.

You Can’t Find The Sun ,Custom Made Diamond Grade Reflective Aluminum Sign.steel. 28 x 24 x 2 in.

Driver & Passenger, glazed ceramic, fuel hose, two gas pumps, epoxy, concrete, acrylic

Diamond Flex-Lok industrial mat with holes, 2022Glazed ceramic 1 x 96 x 24 in.

Untitled Sign, Custom Made Reflective Aluminum Sign. steel. 36 x 77 x 2 in.

A Man At Point Zero

2021 The Anderson Gallery, VCU, Richmond VA
MFA Graduation Show

The exhibition's title is an homage to the 1975 book Woman at Point Zero by Egyptian Feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi that I read as a child. Point Zero is a point of zero power. The book questions the ideas of choice and destiny for women under the patriarchal structures that are designed to subordinate them. The book is an iconic anti-patriarchal piece very well known to Arabs around the world. The sculptures combine sexuality and eroticism with elements of fragility and absurdity to a portray queer portrait of a man, whose identity and body are absent from the installation space, to speak about masculinity that is not experienced from a position of power.

Authenticself ndf, Epoxy Primmer, Autopaint, Mirrored Plexiglass 8ft x4inchx4inch

This floor sculpture is a mirror that is inspired by early 2000s pop culture and design. As a child I used to visit cheap hair salons together with my mother; They were designed with white NDF mirrors, epoxy-covered furniture, and many fake and shiny objects that created an illusion of luxury. This aesthetic of Western globalized culture contains both the promise and disappointment of capitalist life. The piece was placed on the floor to create a low viewpoint that mostly reflects the viewer's lower body, and create a provocative moment of irony. The text AUTHENTICSELF becomes a brand, a self-constructed product rather than a spiritual state of mind.

Car Seat ,concrete, steel anchor      30 1/2 × 19 × 26 in | 77.5 × 48.3 × 66 cm                        

The car seat represents a passive point of power where the body is restricted and tied. the concrete carries the traumas of my laborers family and it turns the seat into a militant and masculine object, and challenges its innocence and asexuality

same, same Pillows casted in Urethane Plastic, Fuel Hose and Nozzles. 26inchX28inchx8feet

Police Vest. Glazed Ceramics

Fountain pillow casted in Urethane Plastic, Tire, Water Pump, Fiberglass, Rubber, Plastic sheet 31x31x17inch
cheek video documentation to see the movment

Last Arrow, custom made sign. steel. 36x36x2 each