I Pray for the Rain (2023)
Sarah Brahim was born in 1992 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where she still lives and works. She trained as a professional performer, teacher, and choreographer at San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, and later received a BFA (Hons) from London Contemporary Dance School. In between, as part of her project to understand the body through every possible lens, she studied for a BS in medicine at Oregon Health and Science University, specializing in medical anthropology and public health. Now an artist working with film, photography, and textiles as well as performance, her research-based practice reflects on how art and culture help us heal, internally and externally, and how the body experiences and expresses transformation and connection.
She has participated in exhibitions including the Lyon Biennale (2022); Diriyah Contemporary Art Biennale, Venice VR Expanded, Venice International Film Festival/Venice Biennale, 21,39 Jeddah Arts, and Shubbak Festival, London (2021); and the Time-Based Arts Festival, Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts, Oregon (2020). She has also been selected for a number of residencies, most recently at the Villa Lena, Palaia, Italy (2022).