Multitudes Exhibition- Arabic Women Artists Now @ Rich Mix, London / by Izdehar Afyouni

Humbled and excited to be exhibiting alongside some incredible Arabic women artists this month. 


Curated by *Joud Halawani Al-Tamimi, the ‘Multitudes’ exhibition forms an integral part of the Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) Festival 2017. It comprises the work of 10 both established and emerging Arab women artists. 

At a time when Arab women continue to be misrepresented, their experiences essentialised, and their bodies and garments used to bolster a discourse that portrays the Arab world as backward and regressive, ‘Multitudes’ seeks to deconstruct what it really means to be an Arab, an Arab woman and an Arab woman artist. 

It accordingly takes the audience on a journey from the political and social to the personal, while highlighting the frequent intersection between the personal and the political. 

The exhibition is about Arab women reclaiming their narratives, their bodies and their experiences. 

The ultimate aim is to increase understanding around Arab women’s diverse realities and concerns, shed light on the multitudes contained within each of them, while providing an alternative, more nuanced narrative surrounding the Arab region and its peoples. 

The exhibition will be running from the 1st-19th March. 

Line Up:

• Alia Ali
• Arwa Al Neami
• Hela Ammar
• Houda Ghorbel
• Lubna Abdel Aziz
• Asmaa Al Anbari
• Izdehar Afyouni
• Nessma Djhouri
• Nour Malas
• Maya Beano