“I am interested in immersive and interactive installations that trigger a sense of nostalgia, loneliness, and wonder. I enjoy working with video and light in art installation as it adds an immaterial quality to the piece, making the viewer focus on the duration of the work, and leaving a lingering feeling. These works also relate to space, which is essential to the subject matter of the project, often dealing with communication, artificial intelligence, and oblivion.”
Rihab Essayh is a Montréal artist, born in Casablanca, Morrocco. She recently graduated with a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal. She was nominated for the Lise-Hélene Larin drawing award in 2014 and was the recipient of the Concordia University Alumni Association in 2017. Essayh works primarily in drawing, installation and new media. She has often collaborated with Annika Steimle, a Montreal based artist, and her work has been presented in multiple group shows at the Montreal Art Souterrain Festival, Art Matters festival, Chromatic Festival and the FOFA Gallery.