Susan Hefuna

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Statement of the artist for the «Postcard Project» of the House of World Cultures ´knowledge knowledge …´ Susan Hefuna, 2007 Susan Hefuna, born to a German-Egyptian couple in 1962, grew up in Egypt and Germany. She studied art at German art academies and postgraduated in new media at Frankfurt art academy. Susan Hefuna is professor of multimedia art at the University of Design in Pforzheim, Germany. Having a dual heritage the artist’s work emphasises the transitions of culture-specific codes and stereotypes, as well as the perception of women in European and Arab societies. Selected exhibitions/ 2003: Scattered Belongings, CU Art Galleries & The Colorado Collection University of Colorado, USA. Harem Fantasies. European and Islamic Views of Beauty and Love, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona. 2002: Ventanas, Vacio 9, Madrid. Mapping the Process, Sharon Essor Gallery, London. What about Hegel (and you)? & Stories of 2002 Nights, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart. 4 Women – 4 Views/made in Egypt, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo. À la carte, Photoforum, Pasquart, Switzerland. 2001: Al Nitaq Festival, Cairo. Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach. 2000: Navigation xcultural National Gallery, Cape Town. 1998: Cairo Biennale, Cairo.
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2003
2003 Scattered Belongings, CU Art Galleries & The Colorado Collection University of Colorado, USA Harem Fantasies. European and Islamic Views of Beauty and Love, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona 2002 Ventanas, Vacio 9, Madrid. Mapping the Process, Sharon Essor Gallery, London What about Hegel (and you)? & Stories of 2002 Nights, Brigitte March Gallery, Stuttgart 4 Women – 4 Views/made in Egypt, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo À la carte, Photoforum, Pasquart, Switzerland 2001 Al Nitaq Festival, Cairo Triennale für Kleinplastik, Fellbach 2000 Navigation xcultural National Gallery, Cape Town 1998 Cairo Biennale, Cairo.

Projects

This artist took part in the following project(s) organized/funded by the culturebase.net partner institutions.

Postcard Project

(01 March 07 - 31 December 08)

DisORIENTation

Contemporary Artists from Middle East

(20 March 03 - 11 May 03)
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Susan Hefuna
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