Sophia Al-Maria is active/lives in Washington / England. Sophia Al Maria is known for video, audio, filmmaking, visual art.
Biography Sophia Al-Maria
A writer, filmmaker, and visual artist, Al-Maria, who lives and works in London, blends genres to produce work that meditates on contemporary culture and on her identity as a Qatari-American.
“She is a magical storyteller unfolding hidden narratives, whether it be the interior worlds and lives of Gulf teenagers or women’s rights struggles in Egypt,” says Omar Kholeif, a senior curator at the MCA Chicago who also curated Al-Maria’s solo show at Cornerhouse gallery in 2014.
That exhibition consisted of what she describes as “DVD-extras” from her yet unrealized rape-revenge film, Beretta, set in contemporary Cairo. Indeed, her practice is commonly associated with “Gulf Futurism,” a term that she coined with fellow Arab-American
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