Noor Issa (Damascus, Syria, 1994) aims at addressing and expressing her personal experiences of growing up in a conservative family and society. Moving around at a young age, Issa soon realized that the countries she encountered were limiting her freedom based on the label she got as a citizen, tourist, guest, migrant, refugee and student. As a consequence, perhaps, traveling and socializing among different places and cultures has become what inspires her most in her work.
Issa uses different media such as painting, photography, performance, installation and video with the intention of finding universal visual forms to share her personal experiences. Subjects such as borders, boundaries, identities or outer space both in terms of reality and fiction, play together with what directly influences her in the here and now, a significant role in a lot of her work.
Noor graduated at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2022.