Shareef Askar

Shareef Askar is a Finnish media artist and an independent filmmaker with Palestinian origins. Currently finalising his degree as a master’s student in New Media Design and Production at Aalto University, Shareef has primary experience in the mediums of animation, film, illustration and experimental media production prior to his master’s studies. His artwork has been experimenting with visual storytelling using moving images as a base for thought provoking narrative structures and as a guideline to portray social justice issues. Shareef has been nurtured in an artistically and politically oriented familial environment with his grandfather, father and sisters being inspiring Palestinian artists themselves. Therefore visually vivid human rights and social justice narratives are recurring elements in his work.

Photographer: Shareef Askar