Julia Ibbini is a Jordanian-British dual national based in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Her work traverses analog and digital, exploring ideas within both traditional and contemporary craftsmanship to create works of extreme intricacy. Julia has lived her entire life in the Middle East and her work reflects both her layered and complex multicultural experience as well as the geometry and symbolism inherent with the region.
Much of her current work is created using custom developed computer software and laser machines resulting in highly detailed laser cut works on layered paper.
Julia studied at Leeds College of Art and Design, United Kingdom graduating in 2002, In 2013, Julia established ‘No White Walls,’ an artist-led initiative that develops exhibitions and projects at a grass-roots level in Abu Dhabi. Over the last few years, Julia’s work has been exhibited with Jonathan LeVine Projects, at Art Basel Miami, the LA Art Show, Parlor Gallery and with the Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival in late 2018.