Under the High Patronage of His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco.
FIAF will exhibit the work of three leading women contemporary artists in a new gallery show, Senses and Essence, as part of FIAF’s World Nomads Morocco Festival this May. The site-specific exhibition will feature specially-commissioned pieces by Amina Agueznay, Safaa Erruas, and Najia Mehadji, curated by Nawal Slaoui.
Amina Agueznay will present a woven piece created in collaboration with twenty-three women needle workers; Safaa Erruas will create one of her distinctive installations, echoing Agueznay’s work; and Najia Mehadji will draw inspiration from the movements of the Sufi whirling dervishes to create black and white prints. Through their work, these artists will reflect on ideas of existence, the origin of life, sustainability, and gender, creating a starting point for conversation about women in modern Morocco.
The three artists will also participate in a special Women, Artists in Morocco lunchtime talk on Monday, May 2.