Born in 1956 in Damascus, Laila Muraywid graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University, and continued her higher education in the école nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs in Paris. Muraywid had many solo exhibitions in Lyon, Paris, Dubai, and Germany; as well as exhibitions accompanying performance arts in Amman, Beirut, and Damascus. She also participated in group exhibitions in Rabat, Paris, Brussels, and Washington, DC. Muraywid focuses on photography and sculpture, and uses different ways of expression to defy dominant social norms that limit women’s freedom. She also uses her skills in designing clothes and jewellery.