Adnan Samman (b. 1993) is a visual and audio artist from Syria. His work mainly deals with nostalgia and attempts to create alternative narratives of the Middle East and North Africa through digital means, particularly photo manipulation and collage. Adnan’s work has been featured throughout the world at exhibitions in cities such as London, Dubai, Cairo, Antwerp and Santa Fe. His work has been awarded in national and international competitions, from Central Saint Martins to Villa Vigoni, and has questioned taboos and evoked curiosity about the Arab world. In late 2018, Adnan founded the platform Syria Before 2011 to preserve and document Syria’s modern history before the conflict through handpicked photographs, mostly taken by travelers. Adnan lives and works in Venice.