About The Artist
Through the use of pattern and textile, Moledina's work addresses Muslim Women and Faith. The patterns Moledina designs as part of her work are inspired by the Islamic Design Principles, such as those of recurrence, symmetry and abstraction. Moledina's interest in textiles was sparked through a study of women's spaces being depicted as inherently erotic within Orientalist paintings. The decadent interiors in these works led Moledina to center her work around the deconstruction of such Orientalist tropes and the colonial logic behind them. Her work is often made in response to Orientalist artworks; through which she hopes to unveil the voyeuristic tradition of Western male painters and invite viewers to question Orientalist stereotypes and it's prevalence in contemporary society. Through her work, Moledina aims to create more nuanced debate regarding female Muslim identity within the world of contemporary art.
Moledina has exhibited widely within the West Midlands including at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Midlands Art Centre, Ikon Gallery and New Art Gallery Walsall. In 2020, Moledina exhibited work across two venues in Lahore as part of a collateral exhibition for the Lahore Biennale organised by Ikon Gallery and Aisha Khalid. Most recently, Moledina was part of a group show at The Herbert Museum and Art Gallery titled Thirteen Ways of Looking curated by Dr Sylvia Theuri.
Moledina's work has been acquired by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall and private collectors.