Samah Hijawi is an artist and researcher currently doing her PhD in Art Practice at ULB and the Academie Royale Des Beaux Art de Bruxelles, Belgium. In her multi-media works, she explores the aesthetics of representation in artworks that allude to the histories of Palestine. Her works have been shown in Brussels at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, BOZAR and Beurscchouwburg, at the Hayward Gallery in London, Bureau Europa in Maastricht, MoMa and Apex Art (both in New York), and Darat al Funun in Amman. She collaborated with Ola El-Khalidi and Diala Khasawneh in directing Makan Art Space (2003–2016), an independent space for contemporary art in Amman. Together with Shuruq Harb and Toleen Touq, she curated the platform The River has Two Banks (2012–2017), addressing the growing distance between Jordan and Palestine.