Salma Awad is an interdisciplinary Egyptian artist based in Qatar. She is a current student at Virginia Commonwealth University of the Arts, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Painting and Printmaking with a minor in Art History. Salma is passionate about expressing herself through different means of art. Her art practice revolves around characters that she designs in her mind to include in her art practice. These characters are born to send a meaningful message about unpleasant events or feelings that are common today.