Born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lives and works in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Movement artist, performer and choreographer Sarah Brahim creates contemplative performances, films, and performative installation works that incorporate sculptural textiles. In structured improvisations with dancers, musicians, cinematographers, and spectators, Brahim reacts to her collaborators and the surrounding spaces and architectures through bodily movements that seem to flow from deep emotional reserves. Within these controlled experimentations, Brahim delineates complex characters that draw from her personal experiences of migration and having to navigate multiple cultures at once. In Brahim’s works, the body becomes the primary landscape where diverging lines of history and experience intersect, and a sense of belonging grows outward from within.