Izdihar Afyouni is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator with a background in academic figurative drawing. She works with painting, sculpture, video and immersive theatre/performance. Her work is concerned with political notions of the body and is often site-specific and research-based.
Her current work is a visual inquiry into the action-perception mismatch in institutional narratives of the body-as-a-tool and the codification of self-harm as a category of behaviour. She is the creator and curator of the ongoing research project and exhibition series THICKER THAN BLOOD. She also works collaboratively with other artists and academics, and creates work under a pseudonym. She recently completed a Masters degree in Art and Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Florence Academy of Art Intensive Drawing Program 2011-2012
University of Brighton BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting Class of 2016
Goldsmiths University, London, MA Art and Politics Class of 2017
Selected Exhibitions /Residency
(July 2018) 'Thinking Flesh' group exhibition, Centrala (Birmingham, UK)
(March-June/2018) Haven for Artists, Beirut. (artist-in-residence).
(September/2017) Thicker Than Blood II : Consequence. Curator, exhibiting artist. (The Flying Dutchman, London, UK).
(May-June/2017) Casa Na Ilha Art Residency, Ilhabela Brazil (artist-in-residence).
(March/2017) Thicker Than Blood. Curator, exhibiting artist. (The Flying Dutchman, London, UK).
(March/2017) 'Multitudes': Arabic Women Artists Now, (Rich Mix, London, UK).
(September/2016) AD HACK/ various locations, (Jenin, Palestine).
(Summer/2016) BA Fine Art Painting Degree Show, (University of Brighton, Brighton UK).
Art Teacher (Summer School), Manhal International School, Amman, Jordan 2011 and 2012
Nabad Art Gallery, Assistant Curator, Amman, Jordan 2012 - 2013