I’m an artist, program maker and DJ and am currently based in The Hague (NL). I graduated the BA Modern and Contemporary Art History from Utrecht University in 2018 and completed my BA Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts The Hague. My artistic practice stems from a position of in-betweenness – a space embedded within separated cultural histories. I make works that embody long lost memories, which I translate into immersive installations and sculptures. My works can be characterized by a play with fragrances, colors, symbols and habits of different cultural heritages. By using simple and widely accessible materials in atmospheres that have seemingly outgrown them, I allow my different senses of home to come together.
I work as freelance program maker and was part of (A)WAKE (2019-2020), a non-profit art foundation founded by Shirin Mirachor and based in Rotterdam (NL), that initiates and hosts cultural programs that navigate between arts and politics. In 2020 we presented the New Radicalism, a multidisciplinary digital arts festival centered around the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and her diasporas.
I curated Queering the Church – a one-night site-specific intervention in which queer and queer-ally artists were invited to reclaim the space of the church though performances, spoken word and music, in the Lourdeskerk (The Hague, 2018). In collaboration with curator Mini Maxwell I supported the formulation of Queer Bodies – a performance art event in Korzo Theater (The Hague, 2019). I have been part of beuys bois, an international artist collective running a queer space in The Hague. We archived, organized and facilitated community driven cultural programs.
Under my DJ name Fatima Ferrari, I blend Middle Eastern motifs with dancehall, vogue, Jersey and Baltimore club. I have played in clubs throughout the Netherlands and abroad.