Meet the Artist
Ayla Hibri is a visual artist with a BA in interior Architecture from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) followed by a degree in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). For the last decade Hibri has been in constant travel, shifting environments to maintain a continuum of displacement and discovery. Through the act of walking, exploring, and active observation, she has collected an expansive archive of visual data on the psychogeography of places and aspects of the human condition. She has exhibited widely in different galleries, institutions and festivals such as Jaou Tunis, Tunisia (2018); 87 Artistes Pour Le Peuple Kurde Paris, France (2016); Red studios, Sao Paolo, Brazil (2015); ISTANBUL’74 gallery, Istanbul, Turkey (2014); Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE (2013); Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris, France (2013), Thessaloniki Biennale, Greece (2011) and more. In addition, many of Ayla’s photographic series (such as Yemeni bike riders, Turkish oil wrestlers, Eritrean Metal welders and others) have been featured in different publications worldwide including The Guardian, The Wire, Brownbook Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Kaleidoscope and more. A Palm Tree Bows To The Moon (published by Kaph Books) is her second book after The Real Prince (published by OODEE).