Sahar Khoury was born in Chicago, IL and lives and works in Oakland, CA. Trained as an anthropologist and working for many years on community-based research projects concerning structural vulnerability within Latinx migrant labor communities, Khoury did not receive a formal art education until later in her career. Rather, she developed her practice within the Bay Area’s queer community of the late 1990s and 2000s, making works for music shows, theater performances, and street protests. While at Recology, Khoury will be focused on sourcing materials for sculptures that will reflect the sordid history of the periodic table to capitalism.
Khoury’s work has been exhibited at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (where she was the recipient of the 2019 SECA Art Award), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Oakland Museum of California, the Wattis Institute, UC Berkeley Art Museum, Scripps 77th Ceramic Annual, Rebecca Camacho Projects, and CANADA Gallery. She received her BA in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz in 1996 and her MFA From UC Berkeley in 2013.
Residency: February 2023 - May 2023
Art Exhibition: Friday, May 26 & Saturday, May 27 & Tuesday, May 30