Spring 2024 Colloquium: Sama Alshaibi



Join the School of Geography, Development and Environment in welcoming Sama Alshaibi, Regents Professor of photography, video and imaging at the University of Arizona.

Sama Alshaibi's work explores the notion of aftermath – the fragmentation and dispossession that violates the individual and a community following the destruction of their social, natural and built environment. In her photographs and videos, Alshaibi often uses her own body as both subject and medium, a staging site for encounters, peripheries and refuge, even when carrying the markings of war and dislocation. Alshaibi's sculptural installations evoke the body's disappearance and act as counter-memorials to war and forced exile. Alshaib's monograph, "Sand Rushes In," features her 8-year "Silsila" series, which probes the human dimensions of borders, migration, and ecological demise.

This talk will take place from 3:30-5pm on Friday, April 26 in room S107 of the ENR2 building.

Contact Info & Links

Brittany Schoenfelder




ENR2 Building, Room S107
1064 E Lowell St