Ayman Yossri Daydban
(Saudi Arabia / Palestine), Ihramaat
Ayman Yossri Daydban was born in 1966. A Palestinian-Saudi artist, he has lived most of his life in Jeddah. Throughout his pioneering career he has worked with different media—painting, photography, sculpture, video, and installation—to investigate questions of identity and belonging, the interplay of cultural influences between East and West, and the difficulties of translation between different traditions.
He has held numerous solo exhibitions, including Give Me the Light, Athr Gallery, Jeddah (2016); Common Grounds, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid (2014); and I am Anything, I am Everything, Athr Gallery (2012). His most recent group shows include We Dream of New Horizons, Noor Riyadh, and What Lies Within, Maraya AlUla (2022); the Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, Here Now Riyadh, Misk Art Institute, and Light Upon Light, Noor Riyadh (2021); Durational Portrait, Athr Gallery (2020); Cairo Biennale and Out of Place, Athr Gallery (2019); Opening Remarks and The Clocks Are Striking Thirteen, Athr Gallery (2018); Epicenter X: Contemporary Saudi Art, Arab American National Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, USA (2017); The Aftermath, Akbank Art Center, Istanbul (2013); and Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam, British Museum, London (2012). He is part of the MAAN initiative, an artist-to-artist relief program responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.