Art is my way of expressing the deep pain I feel towards the inhumane practices perpetrated in my homeland,Syria. I employ it as a tool to evoke laughter and revive hopes, against the backdrop of everyday suffering and death. The illustrations I create, alongside clowning performances, carve out a space to communicate and delve deeper into issues of concern to wider humanity.
I find inspiration from the lives of ordinary civilians, in their everyday surroundings, and spaces in which they dwell. War eclipses these stories of resilience and resistance, which my art seeks to rediscover. This is my Syria and my attempt to share it with the world.
Dima uses her art to highlight human rights in the world. Currently she is a member of a clown theater company called “Clown Me In”.
The company uses clowning to spread laughter and provide relief to disadvantaged communities by exploring human vulnerabilities and ways to accept them.
Dima is also an illustrator and creates stories that reflect her own memories and stories from the Syrian collective memories. She has recently finished her Masters in Art and Cultural Management at King’s college, London University, and has previously a B.A. in Sociology from Damascus University.
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