Mariam Haji

My work is a constant reevaluation of the human condition where I involve elements of ethnographical research that focus on the observation of social practices and interactions between genders as well as the ways in which European art history has had an effect on my culture. I am particularly curious about sociopolitical and religious environments where the subject of being Female is themed and I translate ‘her’ in to a legend through visual language. In my ten years of working as a professional artist I begin to realise that the nature of my art consistently traces intersections between European classical paintings with elements of feminist performance practices and I create various re-enactments through an Arab lens. At times with an autobiographical approach I seek to question cultural systems or truths and thus generating new waves of multicultural understanding. Visually, I take great delight in the story, the dramatic, the epic and bridging emotional intensity, especially in my large scale drawings.

City: Helsinki
Artfields: Performance art, Visual arts
Interested in organising workshops: Yes
Interested in art coordination: No
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Photographer: Mariam Haji