Oraib Toukan (Jordan) works across media in photography, video, and installation, often bringing public interventions into her practice. Thread throughout her work is a form of play and underlying irony in the situations she creates for herself and the viewer.

Oraib is a recipient of fellowships from the Jacob Javits MFA award, Artist Alliance New York, ART OMI, Pro Helvetia, among other production grants by MAWRED, AFAC and Meeting Points.

She has worked with both Triangle Arts Trust and the Fondazione Michelangelo Pistoletto in pushing ‘studio practice’ into social spaces and has co-initiated the Shatana International Arts workshop in Jordan.

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