Umama Hamido
Zarqaa al-Yamama

Umama Hamido (b. 1987) in Lebanon currently based in London, is an artist and filmmaker. Her work addresses lived and shared experiences of immigration, as she questions our relation to traumatic spaces, how the formation of the self is affected by separation from homeland and the exile’s gaze.  

Umama Hamido has a BA in Theatre from the Lebanese University, and an MA in Performance from Goldsmiths University. She has presented her work at various galleries across the UK, including Turner Contemporary, Modern Art Oxford, Toynbee Studios, Mosaic Rooms, New Art Exchange, and at festivals including Otherfield Documentary Festival, SPILL Festival, Dublin Live Art Festival, Rencontres à l’Échelle Festival, and Arab Women Artist Now Festival. She also performs in collaborative projects of others and teaches and translates Arabic.

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Audio-Visual Installation
Toynbee Studios
14 - 17th July 2021

Live performance
SPILL Festival
31st October & 1st November 2018

Live performance
Toynbee Studios
7th March 2019

Live performance
New Art Exchange Gallery
26th July 2019

Live performance
Mosaic Rooms
28th Sep 2019

Turner Contemporary Gallery
23rd October 2019

Whitechapel Gallery
25th June 2021 - 2nd July 2021

Toynbee Studios
22nd June 2016

SPILL Festival
October 2016

Otherfield Documentary Film Festival
29th July

Dublin Live Art Festival
20th August 2017

Arab Women Artists Now
10th March 2018

Modern Art Oxford Gallery
18th April 2019

Al Madina Theatre, Beirut
January 2014

Les Recontres a L’Echelle Festival, Marseille, France
November 2015