About The Artist

Moledina’s work is often a study of the female Muslim identity. She is most interested in how the western historical art narrative portrays the Muslim woman, and whether this has impacted how Muslim women are viewed in the contemporary world.

Moledina explores these issues through the use of pattern and textile. The patterns she design are inspired by the Islamic Design Principles, such as those of recurrence, symmetry and abstraction. The use of textile is an important aspect of her work as textile has evolved from being a craft concerned with the domestic to being reclaimed by women artists in order to re-establish textiles as an artform within a patriarchal narrative. 
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 led Moledina to center her work around the deconstruction of Orientalist tropes and the colonial logic behind them. 

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. Currently, Moledina is showing work at Warehouse421 in Abu Dhabi, curated by Banat Collective.

Moledina's work has been acquired by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall and private collectors.