TALK | Arab Women Artists Today: Bahia Shahab

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Decolonizing Art Narratives: Arab Women Artists Today is an online lecture series that is a collaboration between VCUarts Qatar, the Painting and Printmaking Department, and the Fire Station. This lecture series brings together critical female Arab voices in Art and Design. The first speaker in this series is Bahia Shehab.


Bahia Shehab is an artist, designer, art historian, and Professor of Design at The American University in Cairo. Her work is concerned with identity and preserving cultural heritage. Through investigating Islamic art history, she reinterprets contemporary Arab politics, feminist discourse, and social issues.


This year-long academic year lecture-series presents a dynamic group of Arab female artists and practitioners across disciplines and locales in the Middle East exploring gender, politics, colonialism, culture and identity. This lecture series asks: How might we revisit and reformat existing narratives? The lectures as a whole reinforce the focus theme - the pursuit of decolonized art narratives. 


This talk will be moderated by Basma Hamdy, Associate Professor in Graphic Design, VCUarts Qatar.


The talks will take place online on Zoom. Attendance is free and open to the public. Please register online ahead of the event.


To register: Arab Women Artists Today


Free Admission

Location: Zoom

Date and Time: 17 February 2021, from 8 pm

Language: English


Image Credit: GAM Bahia Shehab ICI Paris © aruallan 2017