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Under my veil
Female mannequin, Abaya with niqab, Photographic prints, foamcore boards, dowels and chipboards.
Dimensions Variable
Under my veil, explores and questions the notion of gender equality, the Western gaze focusing predominantly on the identity of veiled Muslim women through video, photography and installation. I utilise my artwork to explore my Muslim identity through faith and personal background, and as a platform for Muslim women to express themselves in Australian society. Through this theme, my practice endeavors to both disseminate and analyse dominant perceptions of gender and the identity of a Muslim woman. I strive to confront and break down stereotypes while presenting people with new perspectives, through the use of contemporary art.
Faiza Rezai
faizarezai@gmail.com https://www.instagram.com/rezaifaiza/
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