Saara Mahbouba

Artist biography

Saara Mahbouba (b. San Jose, California) is a visual artist and artistic researcher currently based in Helsinki. Her research interests are primarily in the intersection of identity and labor, and exploring different artistic methods of making critical theory more accessible and engaging for wider audiences. Her practice ranges from writing to visual art forms such as painting, drawing, and installation.

Project description

A wall painting depicting an abstracted exploration of life cycles - those of spaces, objects, individuals, species, and the planet as a whole. The painting moves through the artist’s visualizations of our current collective late stage of life, along with alternate imaginings of what could have been, or could be.