Paola is an artist and curator, currently working as an art practitioner in Jordan.
She seeks to challenge current systems of being, exploring them from varied angles: one’s relationship with others, their connection to the environment, and their definitions of roots and the act of belonging. Her exhibitions seek to provide a space where alternate realities are explored, with no norm to emulate, where the ‘other’ is featured and celebrated; not because it is different from the norm, but because, in reality, the norm is only a collection of ‘others’.
A Canadian of Italian origin born in Lebanon, Paola draws from her diverse roots and experiences in her multi-disciplinary practice. She has participated in art and photo exhibitions in Jordan and Lebanon. Her research is rooted in the ecological realm, and in questions of sustainability, using a mixture of natural and reused materials, as well as artisanal techniques to document her findings.
2022 | Amman (jr) | OUT OF THE BOX: Program Manager
2022 | Amman (jr) | FULL CIRCLE: Co-curator
2020 – 2021 | Amman (jr) | REMOTE CLOSENESS: Co-curator
2018 – 2020 | Amman (jr) | MMAG FOUNDATION: Development Manager
2021 – 2022 | Tunis (tn) | TASAWAR CURATORIAL STUDIOS: Fellow
Photo: Oliver Zakhour