About

Ahmad Yassir is an artist, educator, and social practitioner. He draws inspiration from the social and political conflicts that have been associated with his growth, living environments, and educational experiences. Ahmad grew up in the conservative city of Tripoli in northern Lebanon, followed by finding independence in Beirut, living in a diverse environment while attending the United World College in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and he’s currently enrolled as an undergraduate in Bennington College, Vermont, studying the creative development of education through Public Action and Visual Arts.

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Teaching

Ahmad’s experiences as both a student and a teacher in International institutions have influenced his passion for instructional design and curriculum development.  He creates interactive-discussion based classes that combine epistemology, conflict resolution, global politics, peacebuilding, social practice, visual media, and creativity that aid in student advancement. His pedagogy is derived from the idea that all students have different approaches to learning and thus require different means of communication. By developing courses that focus on students’ personal passions and interests, Ahmad hopes to advise and motivate students to be confident in their skills as artists, thinkers, and leaders. 

Ahliah International School
Downtown Beirut, Lebanon
Abaarso School of Science and Technology
Hargeisa, Somaliland
Syrian Smile Makers Team
Kilis, Southern Turkey

Experience

Ahmad’s work isn’t limited to educational institutions or a singular artistic practice. In fact, the intersection of art and education works as a catalyst for initiatives of change-making. He has implemented projects in Lebanon, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the United States, and Somaliland. His work lives in an expanded field of cultural production and community practice and he actively tries to reject western ideals that place distinction between art-making and social practice. In all work, independent or collaborative, Ahmad grounds his practice in theoretical research methods and field experiences to develop fluency in the conceptual and practical issues of a community to further develop their capacity and skills.

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From a young age, Ahmad was inspired by animations and cartoons to begin his artistic career. He began by filling sketchbooks with figuration and caricature, based on the programs he had seen. He received multiple awards in visual arts, both regionally and nationally. He was ranked second in Arabic Calligraphy by UNESCO in 2010. At Bennington College, Ahmad began to rigorously study a breadth of art-making practices as well as a broad exploration of islamic art history and contemporary art movement. He has studied drawing with Mary Lum and Ann Pibal, architecture with Donald Sherefkin, digital arts with Michael Stradley, painting and paper sculpture with J Blackwell, and Islamic Art History with Dr. Razan Francis.

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