b. 1995 - Damascus, Syria


My practice as an artist, researcher and technologist celebrates the technological revival of ancient culture. Holography, web based simulation and virtual reality are the mediums that I artistically adopt to archive, re-imagine and resurrect cultural artifacts. My creative research dissects the role of technology in archiving art history and the artistic influence of  cultural heritage, botanical life and architectural identity.


Solo Exhibitions


The Upper Side of the Sky -  InterAccess - Toronto, Canada


The Upper Side of the Sky - Extracurricular XYZ - Toronto, Canada


Group Exhibitions


Spectral Futures - presented by Trinity Square Video - Toronto, Canada


Natures Algorithm presented by Evergreen Brick Works for the 27th edition of Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival - Toronto, Canada


Replicas - Streams Nuit Blanche 2022 - Art Gallery of York University


5th Istanbul Design Biennial Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one - Pera Museum - Istanbul, Turkey

Lumiere 2021 - Digital Artist Exchange - Nova Scotia, Canada

Mutek Festival - 22nd Edition - Montreal, Canada


Western FrontVancouver Independent Archives Week - The Upper Side of the Sky - Vancouver, Canada

Mutek Festival - Distant Arcades - Montreal, Canada

2020 Emerging Digital Artist Exhibition -  Trinity Square Video - Toronto, Canada

The Butterfly Effect - Gallery 44 - Toronto, Canada


Press & Publications


"Artists Shirin Fahimi and Jawa El Khash turn to the digital to reimagine what history has lost" CBC Arts, written by Angel Callander


"Jawa El Khash: Nature’s Algorithmfor Evergreen Brick Works & Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival print edition written by Charlene K. Lau


"Empathy Revisited: Designs for More Than One" for the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial print edited by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben

"A national survey of artists who build worlds beyond the visible" for Canadian Art print edition written by Megan MacLaurin

"Episode XI. Media Genealogies and Haptic Geographies" for Flash Art Magazine online edition written by Alex Estorick and Laura U. Marks

"A World Where Flowers Reign" for Archives Week Vancouver online edition written by Laura U. Marks


"The Upper Side of the Sky" for Interaccess online edition written by Vince Rozario

"The Butterfly Effect" for Gallery 44 online edition written by Heather Riggs

"Jawa El Khash's latest work resurrects lost artefacts in a virtual afterlife" for It's Nice That online edition written by Lorna Pittaway




Sobey Art Award Long List - Presented by the National Gallery of Canada


Emerging Digital Artists Award - Presented by EQ Bank and Trinity Square Video


Media Arts Award & Prize - Presented by InterAccess

Using Format