About

Lama Altakruri, (b.Abu Dhabi 1982), is an artist based in Ramallah, Palestine. Lama was raised in Bahrain before moving to Palestine in 1994. She holds an MFA degree in Art Theory and Practice from Northwestern University, Chicago(2017), and a BA in Contemporary visual art from the International Art Academy, Palestine (2015).

In 2018, Lama was an artist in residence at Alserkal Avenue Residency in Dubai,UAE; at the Gästeatelier Krone in Aarau, Switzerland (2020), and at the Intimacy in the Apocalyptic Phase Residency at Dar Jacir (2022) in Bethlehem, Palestine.

She has exhibited her work in various exhibitions and venues including Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, Switzerland; TAC, Eindhoven, Netherlands; Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, UAE; Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, USA. Lama worked as an art instructor at the Faculty of Art, Music, and Design at Birzeit University in Palestine.

Lama works with text, sculpture, performance, and public interventions to explore the mental and social effects of the global neo-liberal bubbles and the moments of comfort, anxiety, familiarity, and detachment found in spaces of professional hospitality.

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