Salam and welcome to the site. For those of you who don’t know Artummah was founded in response to decades of negative stereotypes and media portrayals as a way to showcase the contemporary culture of the Middle East and North Africa that is seldomly seen in the United States. The word ‘ummah’, in its original Arabic, means community. Currently, Artummah functions primarily as a social media collective to serve our community of artists by providing them with a platform to share their work. The platforms goal is to take a region that is often homogenized and misunderstood and shed light on the creative individuals that make the MENA what it is. The showcased works on Artummah are organized based on color and pattern. This creates a vibrant and dynamic aesthetic as colors transition from one to another.
Photo courtesy of Jordanian artist Mo Awwad