Hayat Nazer is a multidisciplinary artist, whose rise to fame coincided with the outbreak of the Lebanese revolution of 2019. She is currently pioneering participatory art in Lebanon.
Her creations evoke a heart-to-heart experience, speaking directly to the soul as unmistakable works of love.
My mission is to make positive change in the world through art by inspiring as many people as possible to overhaul the current political system in Lebanon, and to fight for people’s rights and freedoms; for equality and basic human needs. On a personal level, I wish to encourage people to follow their dreams, do good, help others, love themselves, and make peace.
I believe my purpose in life is to make a tiny change in the world before I leave.
Born in 1987 in the city of Tripoli, Lebanon.
-B.S. in Graphic Design from the Lebanese American University — Beirut
-M.A. in Marketing Communications from the University of Westminster — London
Worked with the United Nations until she quite her job to become a fulltime artist
Hayat is most well-known for her street art during the Lebanese Revolution.
Some of her artworks are:
-The Phoenix of the Revolution — built from the debris of the burnt and broken tents that were destroyed by pro-government supporters
-Saucepans Tree — a reinterpretation of the Lebanese people’s family tree, raising awareness against sectarianism. It is made out of people’s saucepans and decorated with their names and regions.
-The Heart of the Revolution — made from tear gas canisters collected during the protests, stones that the protestors used, razor wire in reference to the siege surrounding the Lebanese parliament, and the Grand Serail, as well as a metal base alluding to the check points of the Lebanese army that are scattered around Beirut.