Bassam Al Selawi and Maysoon Masalha

Bassam Al Selawi and Maysoon Masalha’s lives are intermingled not only in art, but also in life. Their passion for arts and sharing their knowledge with students brought them together. Each of them works on individual projects, experimenting with different media, yet they are very happy to create some works jointly.

Both artists were born in Jordan and graduated from Yarmook University, fine arts department. They spent years teaching art at United Nations Schools for Palestinian Refugees. It was very challenging, yet extremely rewarding. Masalha claims that it was the most important periods in her educational career, as she saw the positive impact art was making on the children and the society. She believes in the power of art to change the world for the better. 

Al Selawi and Masalha moved to Abu Dhabi in 2012 to join Abu Dhabi Art Hub. They fulfil different roles, from administration and teaching, and there is always time to create their own works.