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Size/120 x 100 cm

Face the Ostrich

Size/120 x 100 cm


Size/80 x 80 cm

Nour Taher

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Artist’s Story

When Nour Taher started painting in 2006, she was directly influenced by artists who captured the undisguised identity and emotions of their subjects, such as Dana Schutz and Picasso / This is when her fascination with the nature of human emotions began / In 2010 Nour was diagnosed with Alopecia, resulting in a major turning point in her journey in becoming an artist / Losing her hair was the greatest loss she suffered at the time / This led her to start painting self portraits / Nour’s portraits do not have hair, gender, religion or culture / These portraits challenge the ideology of being / What does one’s existence mean? Is that what defines reality? In her work she carries a message of self-love and acceptance, and most importantly, self-forgiveness / As individuals, we are just as vast and mysterious as the physical world we live in /

Full CV


2014 Graphic design course, OCD Design Amman, Jordan

2009 DaVinci Escola d’Art, Barcelona, Spain

2008 BA in Studio Art - Drawing and Painting, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

2005 Interior Design, AUD, Dubai, UAE

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Manimal, Sheppard Hotel, Amman, Jordan

2008 Introducing Nour Taher, CTRLAB, Montreal, Canada

Group Exhibitions

2014-Present - Chamber Gyld Design House, Amman, Jordan

2017 Picks for the Winter Holiday, Nabad Gallery, Amman, Jordan

2015 Art for Gaza, Art House, Amman, Jordan

2013 An Urban Reflection, Jabal AlQala’a Amman, Jordan

2011 Summer Collection, Nabad Gallery, Amman Jordan

2009 A Transition, Zara Centre, Amman, Jordan

Career Highlights

  • 2014-Present - Chamber Gyld Design House, Amman, Jordan
  • 2009 'Manimal' solo show, Sheppard Hotel, Amman, Jordan