Samah Hijawi, 'The Sexual Psychology of Hermaphrodites', 2011. Courtesy of the artist.

Samah Hijawi (b. 1976) lives and works between Jordan and Belgium and is a multi media artist, writer and curator. Since 2005 she has collectively managed Makan Art Space in Jordan with Ola El Khalidi and Diala Khasawnih, and co-curates the on-going platform The River has Two Banks with Toleen Touq and Shuruq Harb.

Her artistic projects have been presented in Darat Al Funun; the Khalid Shoman Foundation, Jordan; MoMA, USA; Beirut Art Center, Lebanon; and Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, Germany, among others.

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