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Sama Alshaibi Receives AFAC Grant
August 2017
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Sama Alshaibi has been awarded an Arab Fund for Arts and Culture grant for her forthcoming project Carry Over, a multimedia series that, according to the artist, ‘ recalls, decodes, and subverts familiar images while questioning their ability to inform nuanced understanding of complex identities.’

 

Combining photography, sculpture, and installation, Carry Over emphasises the sociopolitical challenges that women from the Middle East and North Africa face and the problematic role that photography has had in perpetuating a gendered misrepresentation of the region. At the centre of the project are fictional photographic portraits.

 

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