Izdehar Afyouni is a multidisciplinary artist 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 co-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
(September/2017) Thicker Than Blood II : Consequence. Curator, exhibiting artist. (The Flying Dutchman, London
(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)
(March/2017) 'Multitudes': Arabic Women Artists Now, (Rich Mix, London)
(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