Sara Naim (b. 1987, London) is a Syrian photographer who grew up between Dubai and London. She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and The Slade School of Fine Art.
Sara Naim most often uses photography, drawing and installation to explore the phenomenological meditation on how we encounter the world through our bodies, and negotiates the sinuous line between our interior and exterior physicality. Her practice explores the physical forms to things that are unknown. There is intentionality in the produced work but the results aren’t always immediately understood. This recognition of intent but inability to decipher meaning stems from her interest in sight, and the way we experience information that we cannot see.
Her solo shows include When Heartstrings Collapse, The Third Line, Dubai (2016); Heartstrings at Concrete, Hayward Gallery, London; Gallery 1, Pavilion Downtown, Dubai, UAE (2012). Group shows include: The Third Image, Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporain (2017); Hindsight at V1 Gallery, Copenhagen (2014), Summer Show 2014, The Third Line, Dubai, UAE, (2014); MFA Show, The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK (2014); Need you 100%, Display Gallery, London UK (2014); Art Pendeo, The Visual Collective, London, UK (2013); CMYK, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai, UAE (2013); Au Lait! Quand l’Art Déborde at Lab’Bel Gallery, Jura, France (2012) and various others in London, Dubai, Cologne, Arles, Guernsey and Malaysia. Her works have been featured in Art Forum, Phaidon, Dazed and Confused, Vice, and the Gulf News.
Sara has taken part in the Beirut Art Residency 2015, Lebanon. She lives and works between Paris, France and London, UK.