My work seeks to explore the underlying schism between comfort vs. discomfort, traditionalism vs. modernity, and independence vs. the cost of compliance. At times, driving distortions and dysfunctions within the protagonist. When I travelled home to the Middle East I found myself reconnecting with my Mother. I began noticing her gentle hand gestures whilst offering her prayers, the manner in which she would do her veil and the way she would caress her prayer beads. I pondered over our past, and the differences in our experiences growing up as young women. We were worlds apart and I felt the presence of a wall between us. The Space In-Between is a particularly raw and personal piece of work, which has forced me to confront and channel the fears in my practice.
David Allison • Junwei Chen • Yuanbo Chen • Alexandra Diez de Rivera • Melanie Issaka • Kyungchan Jung • Eman Khokhar • Claire Sunho Lee • Zhihang Li • Jiaxin Liang • Emil Lombardo • Paavo Lyle-Smythe • Luc Schol • Rita Silva • Kirsty Sim • Svetlana Talanova • Gökhan Tanrıöver • An Ting Teng • Ruudu Ulas • Veronica Viacava • Ignas Vincerzevskis • Wenxuan Wang • Jimmi Wing Ka Ho • Myro Wulff • Bing Ye •