Linda Dounia Rebeiz is an artist and designer who investigates the philosophical and environmental implications of technocapitalism. She is inspired by science fiction, speculative design, solarpunk, and degrowth. 

Her work mediates her memories as alternative truths and evidence of excluded ways of being and doing. It is formed through the dialogue (and tensions) between analogue and digital mediums. 

In 2023, Linda was recognized on the TIMEAI100 list of most influential people in AI for her work on speculative archiving – building AI models that help us remember what we have lost. 


Asemic Lettering

Behind Glass employs monochromatic shapes which glide in and out of focus. Each shifting unknown form is born behind an invisible place, their very existence marked by a structure we cannot see.Behind Glass was presented during an exhibition by Unit titled Liminal Space  which addresses the condition of being in-between, untethered to a necessary definition, and consequent assumed experiences of identity. This space straddles binaries of gendered experience, presenting rare feminine perspectives on the experience of creating generative art. With utopian vision, it examines the ways in which in-between states can be inhabited, and the concept of liminality can be reclaimed between the binary.

Curator’s note:

This work directly relates to Dounia’s own experience of creating work as a Senegalese woman. As the structures of the traditional art world inherently undermine and minimise the artistic contributions of black women, Dounia has chosen to develop her voice from within the art ecosystem of Web3. As her works are so evocative of her personal experience, and the spaces she inhabits as a black woman, AI allows for these institutional structures to be present in her work, presenting allegorical expositions of what it means to exist as a digital artist beyond the boundaries of the traditional art world.