Basma Alsharif

  • Basma Alsharif is an artist and filmmaker of Palestinian origin, born in Kuwait, and raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip. She developed her practice nomadically between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, the Gaza Strip and Paris, and her personal experience is reflected in her work, which she defines as presenting a non-geographically based subjective viewpoint. Her practice sits at the intersection of cinema and installation and focuses upon the human condition as it relates to various landscapes, environments and geographies. According to critic Suzy Halajian, Alsharif’s videos “evoke a longing for a home that might never be resolved or might have never existed.” Her works attempt to find understanding amid complex places, overdetermined by political upheaval, as a means of trying to imagine various ways of existing in such spaces. She uses a film format in order to create immersive narratives and enfold the audience into her process of seeing the world through a different lens.

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Basma Alsharif is an artist and filmmaker of Palestinian origin, born in Kuwait, and raised between France, the US and the Gaza Strip. She developed her practice nomadically between Chicago, Cairo, Beirut, Sharjah, Amman, the Gaza Strip and Paris, and her personal experience is reflected in her work, which she defines as presenting a non-geographically based subjective viewpoint. Her practice sits at the intersection of cinema and installation and focuses upon the human condition as it relates to various landscapes, environments and geographies. According to critic Suzy Halajian, Alsharif’s videos “evoke a longing for a home that might never be resolved or might have never existed.” Her works attempt to find understanding amid complex places, overdetermined by political upheaval, as a means of trying to imagine various ways of existing in such spaces. She uses a film format in order to create immersive narratives and enfold the audience into her process of seeing the world through a different lens.