About The Artist
Farwa Moledina is a Muslim artist who spent her formative years growing up in the Middle East. For the last 10 years she has been living, studying and working in the West, and this experience is often reflected within her practice.
Through the use of pattern and textile, Moledina's work addresses issues surrounding Feminism and Muslim Women and Faith. Most recently, she 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 it's prevalence 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 at some of the most prestigious art galleries in Birmingham including Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Midlands Art Centre and a showcase at Ikon Gallery. In 2019 she was one of 40 artists selected from over 1200 entries to show at the John Ruskin Prize in Manchester, and she is one of 3 artists selected to show at Grand-Union Gallery in Birmingham this summer. Most recently, Moledina has exhibited work across two venues in Lahore as part of a collateral exhibition for the Lahore Biennale organised by Ikon Gallery and Aisha Khalid.
Moledina's work 'Not Your Fantasy' has been acquired by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for their collection, whilst other works exist in private collections.