Anne Van der Linden comes from a middle-class French family who allowed her to launch into an artistic adventure […]
Some of us who are displaced never had a fixed abode. Like the shaman’s diver bird, we can […]
Yvette Greslé: Your work is interesting to me because it re-visits the question of art and the political in […]
I was brought up across two cultures, a strict Islamic one and a Western British colonial one – an Egyptian father, a British mother, a childhood in Nigeria, a Catholic Missionary school, teenage years wearing the veil in Saudi Arabia. As a hybrid of these cultures and faiths, and as a kind of aftermath of colonialism, my internal struggles to forge stable identities led me to seek out a personal body vocabulary. I am drawn to hybrid, ‘grotesque’ and ornamental forms.
Chiharu Shiota (b. Osaka, 1972) is a Berlin based artist working across media, including painting, performance, video and […]