Zeina Barakeh

b. 1972, Beirut, Lebanon; lives in San Francisco, CA


Zeina Barakeh is a multidisciplinary artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her artwork examines how people and spaces become polarized as a result of binary divisions. Through animation, digital media, and archival installations, she interrogates constructions of identity, history, memory, and territory.


Barakeh’s work has been featured in many exhibitions and film festivals around the world including at Pro Arts Gallery and Commons, Oakland; San Francisco Center for the Book; the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco; ZAZ Corner Billboard, Times Square; Minnesota Street Project, San Francisco; The Center for Book Arts, New York; MOCA Yinchuan, China; Newport Art Museum, Rhode Island; and the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art. She is the recipient of numerous residency awards including Perspectives: Here and There, Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions, Rutgers University, New Jersey; and Vermont Studio Center. Barakeh currently serves as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at San Francisco Art Institute.


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