2021 / Fine Art
Agency / Studio
Aljohara Arts LLC
/p??f??m(?)ns/Performances are with physical movements but also with spoken words, sounds, noise, this in stark contrast with the contemplative silence of a photograph: Visualising this tension
Silenced once: In general, we women are educated, we learn not to speak our minds
Silenced twice: For people with vaginas, orgasms commonly come from the clitoris
Female Genital Mutilation: the most severe — infibulation — is the removal of the clitoris
Words are like pearls
Pearls, as pure and innocent symbolising the clitoris
Triptychs, the centre locked in between two worlds, one mirroring the other
What is art without a message?
As long as I can remember I have been a woman and artist. Enraptured by techniques, I graduated in Product Design (The Netherlands), after, Art-Photography (Belgium), in between propaedeutic in Art History (Amsterdam), and later in life, I took courses in medieval painting techniques (in China and in Portugal).
Enjoying Saudi Arabia’s vibrant society so much and convinced that The Kingdom has all the elements to become the next artist's hub on par with Berlin and the like, I choose to live and work in Jeddah.