Hiba Farhat

Residency

Hiba Farhat is a Lebanon-based artist who makes images, objects, and situations. Hiba holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is also a Fulbright Scholar.

The often-opaque fractured themes in Hiba’s works have in common her fascination with the border between the political and the existential, the imagined and the real. The obsolescence and the varied relationship between images and the objects they supposedly document/represent is a point of departure in her work. Her research and artwork particularly involve sourcing and collecting a wide range of imagery and consequently intervening to recreate meaning and situations through constructed/deconstructed cultural, social, historical and political contexts.