Ali Farouk Saloum

My Little Dark Age


Ali Farouk Saloum is an Arab-American lens-based artist creating surreal works that explore inner conflict. Saloum started his career in fashion and editorial, but transitioned towards personal work in 2019 after his father passed away suddenly. In the aftermath, art became a therapeutic way of making sense of a new reality. “Trauma can be a powerful creative force, and, in grief, I created my most meaningful work.” My Little Dark Age is a thought-provoking, cathartic series on loss and feeling lost.