Ahmed Rabbani, a citizen of Pakistan, has been detained at Guantánamo for over 12 years (after having being previously detained by the CIA for two years). His paintings of empty glasses and tables set for tea, but with empty chairs and plates, can be read both as memories of his absent family and as references to his hunger strikes, undertaken to protest conditions for prisoners.

 

Ahmed Rabbani, Empty Glassware, 2015.

Ahmed Rabbani, Table Set for Tea, 2016.

Ahmed Rabbani, Looking at the Moon, 2016.