In our continued efforts to feature the most talented artists of the West Coast and beyond, we’re thrilled to announce Zeina Barakeh as our WCC Winter ’17 featured artist.
Born and raised in Beirut, Barakeh’s Palestinian-Lebanese identity informs much of her work. In an attempt to make sense of the perpetual conflict and shifting political alliances that was day-to-day life in the Lebanese capital, Barakeh created an imaginary space: The Third Half. This space functions as an umbrella under which she can produce her work. Her focus on the body and mechanisms of war and the divergent qualities of binary division help her generate and explore various narratives of the Middle East.
Barakeh’s work will be displayed on a 60′ wall at this weekend’s show.