Photo by Jesse Giguere
Alia Hijaab is a Vancouver-based visual artist and animator. She is of mixed Syrian/American heritage and has spent most of her life living in the Middle East. Alia moved to Canada to pursue her art education and obtained her BMA in Animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and she uses her experiences as an immigrant in her practice.
Alia is a storyteller at heart and her work explores issues of her Syrian identity, immigration, loss, social justice and examining what it means to be an Arab woman in a contemporary context.