Born in London in 1987, and of Syrian origin, Sara Naim grew up between Dubai and London. Her photographic, sculptural, and installation work is concerned with exploring notions of interiority and exteriority as mediated via the body. Her solo show at The Third Line Gallery, When Heartstrings Collapse (2016), investigated the cellular composition of the human form by scaling up micro images of skin cells and presenting them as sculptural works and large-scale photographs. Trained as a photographer, Naim received her MFA in Fine Art Media from The Slade School of Fine Art, London, and holds a Bachelor in Photography from the London College of Communication. She has held numerous solo shows in Dubai, London, Copenhagen, and Jura, France. She was nominated for the Denton Art Prize (2016) and was awarded the Making Pictures Award (2013) and D&AD, New Blood Award (2013). She has completed residencies at Beirut Art Residency, Lebanon, and Cité Internationale des Arts Residency, Paris.