Samar 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, Samar has attended Arquetopia instructional residencies in Oaxaca, Mexico and Cusco, Peru for which she was awarded a scholarship. She attended the Takt Art Residency in Berlin in 2016, and completed a studio residency at the Toronto Museum Of Contemporary Art in 2019 which concluded in a group show. Most recently Samar was invited to take part in the international mentorship program at the Arquetopia Foundation. Samar has exhibited nationally and internationally at the Possum Gallery in Berlin and Decentered Gallery in Puebla, Mexico where she showed works alongside renowned artists such as Ai Wei Wei, Roberto Montenegro and Carlos Arias.
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