Lama Altakruri is a visual artist who explores the psychological states evoked by globalized spaces of professional hospitality (e.g., hotels, cafes, etc.) within neoliberal contexts. Through a wide range of media, she investigates the sense of familiarity in such spaces due to the homogenization processes of global capitalism, and the evoked paradoxical feelings of anxiety, comfort, loneliness, dissociation, and detachment. Additionally, she examines the significance of these spaces as a tool to reinforce a socio-economic status within a privileged global middle class.

Altakruri holds an MFA in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University, Chicago (2017), and a BA in Contemporary Visual Art from the International Art Academy, Palestine (2015). She participated in artist residencies at Alserkal Avenue Residency in Dubai, UAE (2018); Gästeatelier Krone in Aarau, Switzerland (2020); and the Intimacy in the Apocalyptic Phase Residency at Dar Jacir in Bethlehem, Palestine (2022).

Her work has been exhibited in various venues worldwide, including Forum Schlossplatz, Switzerland; TAC, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE; and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, USA.

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