Participant Profile

Omar Mismar


Omar Mismar is a visual artist whose practice is project driven, with influences from conceptual art, critical studies, and design. His process entails drifting through a given city, clinging parasitically onto different frameworks and situations, occupying different roles, and forming temporary alliances—to space, to publics, and to the subject matter he encounters. The entanglement of art and politics and the aesthetics of disaster are persistent subjects that he returns to via detours of performative obliqueness, rehearsal, and translation.

He has participated in exhibitions in San José Museum of Art, San José (2018), Tabakalera, San Sebastian (2018), the MMAG Foundation, Amman (2018), MoMA, New York (2018), Homeworks 8, Beirut (2019), Oakland Museum, California (2020) among others. Mismar is Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the American University in Beirut.