Luma Jasim is an interdisciplinary Iraqi-born artist based in Brooklyn, NY, and Boise, ID. Jasim's art deals with war, violence, and her experience with immigration and the acculturation, which rose from that. In her artwork, she uses the personal to address the political and activate the viewer's curiosity. Luma often reconstructs her memories, traumas, and thoughts on displacement, belonging, and strangeness in various mediums, including mixed media painting, performance, video, and animation.
Luma immigrated to The United States in 2008, she received her second BFA in Visual Arts from Boise State University, Boise, ID, and accomplished an MFA in Fine Arts with full scholarship from Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, NY, 2017.
Jasim has completed many artist residencies and fellowships, including the MDOCS Storytellers' Institute fellowship in Skidmore College in Saratoga Spring, NY (2019), Yaddo Residency in Saratoga Spring, NY (2018) Surel's Place Residency in Boise, ID (2018), The MASS MoCA residency in North Adams, MA (2017), and The AAF (The American Austrian Foundation)/ Seebacher Prize for Fine Arts, Summer Academy in Hohensalzburg Fortress, Austria (2017)
Luma's work has been shown nationally and internationally.