Durrah Alsaif is an interdisciplinary artist who received her BFA in 2017 from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she was awarded the Margaretha Bootsma Award for Exceptional Achievement in the Graduation Exhibition. She was also longlisted for the 2017 BMO 1st Art! Competition. Alsaif has exhibited at galleries such as Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, where she was selected as runner up for the 2nd Annual Philip B. Lind Emerging Artist Prize in 2017.
Alsaif believes that addressing and critiquing certain topics, especially through art, is a step toward making change. Originally from Saudi Arabia and now living in Canada, she is interested in exploring and challenging Western perceptions of sociopolitical issues regarding women that are considered culturally taboo in Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern countries. Her work often draws attention to the blurring of lines between culture, tradition, and religion in the Middle East. She explores these topics with photography, performance, sculpture, and installation.