Egypt, b. 1985
Exhibition: 21-27 May
Woman Is My Last Name
My degree project is a visual diary of the past 3 years of my life. I present it in the format of an animated short film. It revolves around my experiences as a woman, as a divorcée, as an immigrant in Europe, and as an art student. What does a life lived beyond the scripts we are given, look like?
Woman is my last name لقبي امرأة is a celebration of the full spectrum of womanhood, from the complex vulnerability to the invisible strength.
In the patriarchal culture, in which I have been raised, my last name can only be the name of my father and forefathers. With my title, I wish to break from structural, cultural and emotional dependencies and instead stand in my own right, with my own name.