Essma Imady is an installation and film artist based in the Twin Cities. She has exhibited and performed at several key galleries and museums both nationally and internationally including: The Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Walker and in 2018 was named Artist of the Year by City Pages. Essma grew up in Damascus, Syria, where she started her career in 2009, due to the war she moved to Minnesota in 2011 where she continued to expand her vision as an artist. Her practice addresses the political aspects of the personal, the formation of identities, and the complicated political relationship between vision and knowledge.
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