Vulnerability

Abdalla Al Omari’s Vulnerability Series tackles the refugee crisis in a refreshing way that quite frankly hasn’t been done before. We are living in a time where people are frustrated with world leaders for not doing enough. Rather than using this anger to paint our politicians in a negative light, Al Omari tries to appeal…

Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians

Shirin Aliabadi’s Miss Hybrid Series was recently introduced as part of the Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians exhibition. Aliabadi uses exaggerated portraits to show how growing dissatisfaction with government limitations in Iran has led many young citizens to rebel. Although instead of weapons and ammunition, this rebellion involves consumerism, pop culture, and fashion. The…

Ahlan Wa Salan

Ahlan Wa Salan friends and welcome to the site. For those of you who don’t know, I started Ummah Art as a way to present contemporary Middle Eastern and North African culture to the world. Ummah Art does this by providing a platform for artists and creatives with heritage from the region to share their…