A look at some deaf artists around the world | Hearing Like Me

“If we are to preserve culture we must continue to create it.” – Johan Huizinga

Art is the glue that holds a culture together. This is true in the deaf community too, where some deaf artists around the world share their stories through their art.

Here’s a look at some deaf artists around the world who don’t let their hearing loss stop them from following their creative passion.

Deaf Artists Around the World

Victor Sitali

Although Victor Sitali was born and raised in Zambia, he is currently based out of the UAE, Dubai. After losing his hearing at age three, Sitali found a way to express his voice through painting. He later got a degree in Graphic Design from the School of Audio Engineering Institute in Dubai. He spends his time painting, teaching art, and showcasing his art around the UAE.

“My voice is heard by the works of my hands,” is a motto Sitali lives by. His work speaks for itself. Using oil paints and acrylics, he depicts African people, birds, and landscapes. In 2019, his solo exhibition “Speak volumes without saying a word” was featured at the 2019 Noor Art Gallery in Dubai. 

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