Sima Zureikat is a Jordanian-American Photographer who has been based in Berlin, Germany since 2007. She uses experimental photographic processes, both analog and digital, to recreate landscapes and challenge narratives built upon those landscapes. Her photographic interventions aim to restructure past understandings of place and identity and reimagine future spaces and possibilities.
Born in Chicago, USA in 1978, Sima Zureikat studied Studio Art at Oberlin College, OH. In 2001, she moved to Amman, Jordan and worked closely with Jordanian Art Institutions such as Darat al Funun and the Jordanian National Gallery. After moving to Germany, she continued to participate in numerous exhibitions internationally and throughout the Arab World, including the Singapore Biennial and Sharjah International Photography Exhibition. In 2015, she was awarded a grant from the city of Berlin to create a site-specific light art installation examing social integration within migrant communities in Berlin, and she continues to explore how light can be used as a unifying element in the face of social and political uncertainties.