Nahla Tabbaa

Nahla Tabbaa is a Jordanian- Bangladeshi artist whose practice explores tensions between the urban and the organic, the beautiful and the grotesque. Sensitive to the self-organising agency of materials, she adventures into the world of immateriality through experiments in alchemy and combining organic and inorganic elements. Her methods are intentionally slow-paced, meditative, and labour-intensive, permeating strands of her everyday life to heal and harmonise. Her practices explore mediums such as gestural drawing, ceramics, alchemy, research, and performance. 

Perpetually seeking knowledge, Nahla has a degree in Sculpture (Central Saint Martin’s College, 2009) and Curatorial Practice (Bath School of Art and Design, 2012) and recently completed a culinary and farming diploma at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Cork, Ireland (2023). She is an alumna of Salama Bint Hamdan Emerging Artist Fellowship, Campus Art Dubai and MMAG Foundation. Her multidisciplinary works and publications have been presented at Doha Design Biennial, Colomboscope, Alserkal Arts Foundation, 421, Art Dubai and the Jameel Arts Centre. 

Nahla is currently based between Amman and Dubai