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Sophia Al-Maria

 (born 1983)
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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1315 characters.

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