Suhad Khatib (b. 1979) is a multimedia artist who was born in Oman, raised in Jordan and been living in the US for the past 14 years. Her work has been published and included in exhibitions in Montreal, Connecticut, San Francisco and Amman. She describes her work as “an intentional study on healing and identity.” In 2014 she spoke on behalf of the Palestine Contingent at the Ferguson October 1st mobilization, in 2019 she spoke at Harvard Divinity School alongside Patricia Hall Colins on the role of art in decolonizing Feminism, and most recently she spoke at the Palestine Lives Conference in New York on the importance of art and liberation theology in building movements.
Khatib’s practice extends to design and filmmaking. Notably, she is the designer behind prominent social justice campaigns that have shaped our understanding of recent history like: #Ferguson2Palestine, #ISupportRasmea and #ShowMe15 Campaigns. In film, she was one of the founders of the film industry in Jordan, wrote and directed multiple short films, finished residency programs by Sundance Film Institute, Dubai Film Connection, and Euromed Audiovisual Program. In 2010 she co-wrote the most watched Jordanian comedy series!
Suhad holds a BA in Graphic design from Applied Science University.
first in over a decade of living away from the city, it was epic! july, 2019.
an interview with ping pong table talk podcast.
watch full interview here.
palestine lives conference, new york, ny
invited to speak on liberation theology and art. May, 2019.
part of the panel above can be seen here.
show for the past two year’s self portraits followed by a panel on art & liberation. may, 2019.
decolonizing feminism panel, harvard university, ma
“On April 8, the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and the Romani Studies Program of the Central European University will organize a panel discussion entitled Decolonizing Feminism. Transnational Solidarity for Gender and Racial Equality, which will center the issue of global solidarities among women of color. Patricia Hill Collins, a celebrated social theorist and the author of “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment” will participate in a conversation with African American, Dalit, Palestinian, and Romani feminist scholars and activists.” april, 2019
solo show at guerrilla cafe, berkeley, ca
1st solo exhibition in California at my favorite cultural spot in Berkeley. february, 2019
now on Yislamo!
select artworks now available in uae & jordan through Yislamo. purchase online: here.
published on Medium here. october, 2018
published anthropology cover. commissioned by palestinian youth movement. may, 2018
published study cover, commissioned by university of cambridge. april, 2018
showing in montreal for the first time ever!!
Take Care of Your Self was a *safe* space, a healing space, a space for Black, Indigenous, Brown and “othered” folk, to share art and feel independent, empowered and inspired. July, 2017