Farah Salem

Farah Salem is an artist, and art therapist from Kuwait, based in Chicago. Her studio practice is rooted in photography and expands into video, performance, fibers, and installation. Working in both urban and natural landscapes, she uses these settings to engage in conversations with captured frames, performances, and installations. Exploring the politics of seeing, roles of access, agency and power in the displacement of identity as a material. She holds an MA in Art Therapy and Counseling from School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Farah has exhibited her work at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, United Photo Industries, Mana Contemporary, Sharjah Art Foundation, and the Bolivia Biennale.

Image: Farah Salem, Power to See (2019). Fiber/Video Installation, 10 Minute Video.

HATCH Projects

2021 - 2022,
Artist Resident