photography visual arts

Sara Naim



Your career path before being in residence at the Cité internationale des arts?


"I studied Photography for my bachelors at London College of Communication, and then received my MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art. My work uses sculptural photography, installations and video, to question our perception and notion of boundary, (most often using micro-formations)*. I mostly have exhibitions between London, Paris and Dubai, and I’m represented by The Third Line gallery."



What are the benefits of a residency at the Cité internationale des arts, on the Montmartre site?


"It’s the most beautiful space I’ve worked in, and the grounds of Cité Montmartre are calm, which is productive to working. You can get into a good headspace with no distractions. Also, the there’s a nice neighbourhood vibe with the other artists and guardian."







Sara Naim (b. 1987, London) is a Syrian visual artist who grew up between Dubai and London. She received her MFA in Fine Art Media at The Slade School of Fine Art, London (2014) and completed her Bachelors in Photography from London College of Communication (2010). 


Sara’s practice dissects how proportion shapes our perception and notion of boundary. 


Her solo exhibitions include Building Blocks, The Third Line, Dubai (2019), Reaction, Parafin Gallery, London (2018); When Heartstrings Collapse,The Third Line, Dubai (2016); and Heartstrings, Hayward Gallery, London (2015). Group exhibitions include Secular Icons in an Age of Moral Uncertainty, Parafin Gallery, London (2018); The Third Image, Galerie Binome (with Biennale des Photographes du Monde Arabe Contemporain, 2017); Sans Titre Vol. 1 and 2, Paris (2016); Hindsight, V1Gallery, Copenhagen (2014); and Au Lait! Quand l’Art Déborde, Lab’Bel Gallery, Jura, France (2012). Sara lives and works in Paris.