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Maïmouna Guerresi (Italian, born 1951)
200 x 275cm (78 3/4 x 108 1/4in).
Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, Maïmouna Guerresi, (Seattle, 2014) illustrated p. 9.
For the last twenty years, Maimouna Guerresi has created artworks that explore and examine the role of women within society. Drawing on her own experiences as a Muslim woman, her pieces expose the way that cultural structures are used to marginalise women in different parts of the world.
Guerresi converted to Islam in 1991, adopting the name Maimouna. She travelled extensively during this period, visiting a number of Muslim African countries. These experiences prompted a series of figurative sculptures, each engraved with religious symbols and engaged in prayer. From 2005, the artist began to experiment with photography, this time focusing on the image of a woman wearing the veil. These figures are literally enveloped in their traditions, isolated from the modern globalised world.
Guerresi represented Italy at the Venice Biennale in 1982 and 1986, and exhibited at Documenta K18 in 1987. Since then her work has been shown throughout Italy, Spain, Africa and America.
Please note that 'Mohamed and Daughters' is part of the 'Giant' series. It is an edition of three in large and small size.