Abir Tabbara Tukan


Abir Tabbarrah Tukan, born on December 26, 1976, in Como, Italy, is a contemporary Arab artist specialising in oil painting. She grew up between war-torn Beirut, Lebanon, and peaceful Amman, Jordan, with parents from both cities. At the age of 15, she became the protégé of Palestinian artist Aziz Ammoura. Abir earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from the Lebanese American University of Beirut in 2000 and further honed her skills through masterclasses with renowned Ukrainian and Crimean artists like Pedro Bevza, Igor Shipilin, Oksana Stratiychuk, and Katerina Spirtus.
Since 2015, Abir has exhibited her work in various group shows in the UAE, Italy, and the USA, including the Franklin Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Imago Mundi Luciano Benetton Foundation in Salo, and several galleries in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In 2016, she was shortlisted for the International Emerging Artist Award. Abir’s art explores painting’s ability to reveal truth, oscillating between abstract monochromatic works and figurative pieces that capture moments of internal and external truth.


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