Feminist Art

This is an online art gallery to present feminist artists (including graphic artists) in conflict zones whose work is about human rights, especially women’s rights. You don’t have to be a woman to be feminist, a liberated man will do which is why we will include male artists. This section is continually upgraded.
Please contact us to tell us about other examples you know about: we are looking for risk-taking, militant artists living in conflict zones in order to support them – not for expatriates (as opposed to refugees) expressing themselves abroad in ways they dare not at home.

Gökhan Aslan

This courageous Turkish artist has presented a remarkable installation, first in Diyarbakir and in November 2015 in Istanbul’s Tüyap art show: women wearing black niqab move with chains round a body covered with a bloodstained sheet. This acute criticism of Fundamentalism as incarnated by Daesh/ISIS also shows up the Turkish

Deena Mohamed

Meet Deena Mohamed’s cartoon superhero Qahera, a hijabi superhero who fights and vanquishes oppression.

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Maya Zankoul

Meet graphic designer Maya Zankoul from Lebanon who uses humour in her graphics to denounce the difficulties and daily upheavals of living in Beirut.

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Estayqazat

Estayqazat a feminist collective from Syria who seeks to empower women as in dividual agents and confront patriarchal predjudice, especially sexuality.

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Kubra Khademi

Kubra Khademi from Afghanistan, a performance artist who walked the street of Kabul wearing a metal structure which exaggerated breasts and buttock.

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Shamsia Hassani

Shamsia Hassani, Afghanistan’s first and foremost street artist who declared: I want to colour over the bad memories of war.

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Natalya Dyu

Whilst this is not exactly a war-zone, Natalya Dyu’s work shows the result on a daily urban and flippant way post-Communist society plunged into Western-style.

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Ahmad Qatato

Meet graphic artist Ahmad Qatato from Jordan who launched “The Diary of a Muslim Girl”.

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