Creative. Adventurous. Curious. Sensitive. Resourceful. Multidisciplinary. Human.
Tara Hakim -- تارة حكيم -- Multidisciplinary artist & filmmaker whose process-led practice integrates elements of video, photography, and performance as a method of healing, self-care and discovery. Born & raised in Amman - Jordan, now based in Toronto. Graduate of Kingston University with a BA in Media & Cultural Studies. Graduate of Ryerson University with an MFA in Documentary Media. Hakim’s process-based practice – often employing herself, body, mind and soul, as both subject and vehicle – is an embodied exploration and expression of her internal world, continuously exploring, uncovering and moving through emotion and vulnerability as she navigates and struggles with her identity in the world. Tara has worked with Images Festival, imagineNATIVE, the8fest and is a contributing writer with Point of View Magazine. Her first film, ‘Teta, Opi & Me’ has screened in festivals around the world including RIDM and won the Audience Choice and Best Documentary awards at MOMO 2019. Currently, Tara is developing a series of new work, Courage in Crazy'; an intuitive and embodied take on a system of care that aims to delve into issues of mental health and assist her in embracing the ‘crazy’ and practicing self-love through an intimate relationship of care with the Bougainvillea.