Samar Hejazi is a visual artist of Palestinian decent born in the U.S. and raised in diverse communities in the Middle East and Canada. Since graduating with a BFA in new media from Ryerson University in Toronto, she has attended Arquetopia instructional residencies in Oaxaca, and Puebla in Mexico and Cusco, Peru. She also attended the Takt Art Residency in Berlin in 2016 and completed a studio residency at the Museum Of Contemporary Art in Toronto in 2019, which concluded in a group exhibition.
Most recently she has been invited to take part in the international mentorship program at the Arquetopia Foundation. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Possum Gallery in Berlin, Motion Art Gallery in Cairo, Egypt and Decentered Gallery in Puebla, Mexico alongside artworks by artists such as Ai Wei Wei. She has had solo exhibitions at Xpace Cultural Centre (2018) and at the plumb gallery in association with the Toronto Palestine Film Festival (2020). Visit her website for more information.