Rihab Essayh

Rihab Essayh (she/her) is a Canadian-Moroccan interdisciplinary artist whose large-scale, immersive installations create spaces of slowing down and softening. Her research considers issues of isolation and disconnection in the digital age, imagining futurities of soft-strength and social reconnection by proposing a heightened attunement to colour, costume, tactility and sound. She obtained her BFA at Concordia University in Montreal in 2017 and is currently an MFA Candidate at the University of Guelph and is expected to graduate in Fall 2022. Essayh has exhibited work at Conseil des Art de Montréal, La central Powerhouse, Fofa Gallery, Never Apart, Art Souterrain festival, Montréal, The plumb, Artscape Gilbraltar point in Toronto. Her thesis show, I dream of a soft oasis, is presented at the Art Gallery of Guelph. Essayh has an upcoming solo show in fall 2022 at Union Gallery, Kingston.

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