Ruba AlWakeal


Ruba AlWakeal is an American born artist raised in the Middle East and Canada. She has a degree from the University of Toronto in Studio art. Key themes she has worked with include womanhood, identity, and Islam. Through video, performance, and occasionally sculpture she explored these concepts.


Why did you get involved in this project?

I got involved because it was interesting to collaborate with other artists and see what we could come up with.

Did the one week turn-around for the work help or hinder your creativity?

The one week turn-around wasn’t easy but it helped because at the time we were all in quarantine and me personally, I haven’t done anything creative in a while. Doing this project allowed me to practice my creativity.

How did you feel about working on a project where you didn’t know who you were collaborating with?

It kept things exciting because you never knew how the project was going to end up so it kept me curious.


Has being involved in the project changed your thoughts on creativity?

Yes because it allowed it to be less controlled by me and more collaborative.

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