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tamara al samerraei

born in kuwait in 1977, tamara al samerraei lives and works in beirut. she received a ba in fine arts from the lebanese american university in beirut in 2002. in 2008, she had a solo exhibition at agial gallery entitled something white. tamara al samerraei has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including mideast cut: international festival for alternative film and video, denmark and finland (2009); radius of art project, fladern bunker, kiel, germany (2008); dar al funoon, kuwait (2007); his life is full of miracles, site gallery, sheffield, uk (2006); kent explora, strange fruit, lebanon (2002). she has also taken part in the braziers international artists workshop, uk (2003) and aiw:a, artists’ international workshop, aley (2005). “in samerraei’s work we are always in front of the borderline between twin realms. the prevalent ambiguity of her spaces and what inhabits them stands between the familiar and the improbable. her work takes us into a world of childhood, but is it? or it is an adult who is reminiscing?... she poses difficult questions with a lightness and playfulness that leave her scenes seeping into our visual world with ease, and yet, unsettling.”(abdallah kahil) 


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