Nadia Ayari American, b. 1981


Straddling abstraction and figuration, Nadia Ayari’s work often negotiates the personal and the political. She has had solo projects at Luce, Turin (2009); Monya Rowe, New York (2011); The Third Line, Dubai (2013); Taymour Grahne: New York (2016); London (2019 and 2021); Nina Johnson, Miami (2022). She participated in the 12th International Cairo Biennale (2010) and the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale (2011); and her work has been exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery, London; Maraya Art Center, Sharjah; Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris; American University Museum, Washington DC; Africa Center, NY; and MoMA PS1, NY. Recently, her work has been included in Phaidon’s “Great Women Painters.” She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.