Palestinian multimedia artist exploring political memory
Aya Abu Hawash (b. 1993) is a Palestinian visual artist who grew up in Lebanon. She received her BFA and MA from the Lebanese University. Hawash's work explores intimacy, censored history and political memory in the Middle East. Her recent body of work addresses intimate themes of self-exploration and reinterpreting politics and social surroundings within a censored Arab context. The artist's practice is influenced by her identity as a Palestinian Lebanese woman and the many ways that society pressures her to conform. In her work, she explores with wonder and conviction – between photographs, memories, history & media, through which she questions herself and her environment. Hawash works in many mediums including painting, collage, drawing, mixed media and photography.