Susu Attar is a multi-media artist born in Baghdad and raised in Los Angeles. Her works draw from life in both cities, exploring the space between diasporic memory and the documentation of loss. By highlighting the visual vocabulary of early home photography, the work distinguishes itself from today’s selfie culture where everything is perfectly posed. Utilizing paint to remind the viewer that what they see is not reality but an object, her work aims to move away from the false sense of actuality that photography often transmits and toward the possibilities of imagination. In April 2017 Susu curated ICONIC Black Panther: Los Angeles at Gregorio Escalante Gallery in L.A.’s Chinatown for SEPIA Art Collective. The exhibition featured works from over 50 artists exploring the 50-year history of the Black Panther Party. Susu received her Bachelors of Arts in Painting and Conceptual Information Art from San Francisco State University in 2007.