Nasam Abboud is an artist and curator from Syria, based in the Netherlands. She received a BA in Fine Arts from Damascus University (2013) and studies the MA program Art & Society (MAAS) and the RMA program Media, Arts and Performance Studies (MAPS) at Utrecht University. Currently, she is doing a thesis on ‘Traumatic Art, Uncanniness Aesthetics and Diversity’ to gain her MA in MAAS. Through a discursive and open-ended approach among an interdisciplinary practice, visual, performance, text and digital art, Nasam endeavours to let concepts and bodies express themselves in the space. Her work focuses on the political power of art and its transformative role in revealing the infrastructure of the brutality, exclusion and alienation cultures in diverse societies. Nasam works with Yazan Maksoud as the artistic duo N&Y in many art projects and institutions between the Middle East and Europe.