Samah Hijawi is an artist and researcher currently doing her PhD in Art Practice at ULB and the Academie Royale Des Beaux Art de Bruxelles, Belgium. In 2020 she started a long-term project “Kitchen. Table.” that researches the movement of food practices over time and across geographies, and the body as a site of food memory.
Her earlier work focused on unpacking the political gesture in artistic works that allude to the histories of Palestine, a research that manifested in a series of collages and lecture performances from 2017-2019. The essence of the question of where the political is embedded in artistic work, continues in the on-going series “Aesthetics of the Politica”l, a project that involves creating artist to artist encounters to explore how political ideas are transformed to artistic form.