Ayam is an interdisciplinary artist based in Tiohtiá:ke/Montréal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Arts and a Master of Fine Arts from Concordia University in the department of Intermedia.
Working in a wide range of media including performance, video, sound, ceramic and sculpture, Ayam explores narratives that shift between the personal and the political, the past and present, reality and myth. Her research is concerned with the formation of identity and subjectivity, and how these take shape in relation to grand historical narratives, the European tradition of archeology, and her personal experience of war and displacement from the Middle East as a child. Focusing on the body, identity and image, she explores concepts of reconstruction, transformation and ephemerality, in relation to forms of displacement.
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