Co-curator: Feminisms x The Arab and Muslim Diaspora

  • Susanna Pousette Okudzeto

Feminisms x The Arab and Muslim Diaspora was a multidisciplinary group curated by Lorén Elhili and Susanna Pousette which explored feminism from self-expressed identities of women from the Arab and Muslim diaspora. This was exhibited at Protein Studios in London and featured a short film, sculptures, installations, projections, photographic and illustrative work by Maimouna Gueressi, Yumna Al-Arashi, Sanaa Hamid, Lilian Nejatpour, Tasnim Baghdadi, Nour Malas, and Maha Alasaker. Feminisms x The Arab and Muslim Diaspora saw over 300 visitors, was featured in i-D, Arteviste, LeCool London and was entirely funded by a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. The exhibition aimed to open up a dialogue surrounding feminism from a non-western perspective as a response to the current events that year highlighting the still very prevalent Islamophobia and exclusion of non-western women from the feminist movement. We had great feedback and conversations regarding the topic and feel it opened up for a lot of discussions which were needed and encouraged. Links to reviews and mentions below.

Review in i-D
Review in Arteviste
Review in LeCool London