Sarah Ahmed is a Master’s student in the Department of Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Born in Cairo and raised in Texas, she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations from the University of Texas at Austin. She is interested in modern and contemporary Arab artistic production and its engagement with Middle Eastern history, heritage, and resistance. Sarah is a community organizer and is passionate about engaging the Arab community through art and education.
Project: Sarah will assist with the exhibition “Women Defining Women in Contemporary Art of the East and Beyond”, planned for 2023, which will present the work of artists who are women and were born or live in what can broadly be termed Islamic societies.