About The Artist
Farwa Moledina was raised in Dubai, U.A.E, and now lives in Birmingham U.K. As a Muslim Woman born and raised in the Middle East and currently living in the West, her work addresses ideas surrounding Feminism, Muslim Women and issues surrounding Women of Colour. Most recently, her work has been concerned with re-appropriating and reclaiming Orientalist imagery of Muslim Women, through which she hopes to unveil the voyeuristic tradition of Western male painters, whilst inviting viewers to question Orientalist stereotypes and the prevalence of Orientalism in current society. Through her work, Moledina aims to create more nuanced debate regarding female Muslim identity within the world of contemporary art.
Moledina has had work exhibited locally at some of the most prestigious art galleries in Birmingham such as the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Midlands Art Centre and a showcase at Ikon Gallery. During the summer she was one of 40 artists selected from over 1200 entries to show at the John Ruskin Prize in Manchester, and she is one one of 20 artists selected for this years New Art West Midlands exhibition to be held during the Coventry Biennial.
Moledina's work 'Not Your Fantasy' has recently been acquired by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for their collection.