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Kubra Khademi

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Kubra Khademi is an Afghan artist, performer and feminist born in 1989. Through her practice, Kubra Khademi explores her life as a refugee and a woman. She studied fine arts at Kabul University before attending Beaconhouse University in Lahore, Pakistan. In Lahore, she began creating public performances, a practice she continued upon her return to Kabul, where her work was a response to a male-dominated society with extreme patriarchal politics. After the execution of her performance known as Armor in 2015, she was forced to flee her home country. She was a refugee in France until she obtained French citizenship in 2020. Today, she lives and works in Paris. In 2016, she received an MFA Fellowship at the Pantheon and Audrey Azoulay, Minister of Culture, elevated her to the rank of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Nominated for the Emerige Revelations in 2019 and a 2020 winner of the 1% art market, Kubra Khademi is in residence at the Fiminco Foundation, Paris, until 2021. In 2022, she is in long-term residency in New York with the Salomon Foundation. Since 2016, Latitudes Prod. accompanies the development of her artistic and performative projects. Since 2020, her plastic work is represented by Galerie Eric Mouchet, in Paris, and has been presented in numerous venues, including Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Kunsthalle Thun, Void Contemporary Art Centre (Derry Londonderry), Pablo's birthday (New York), the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Bangkok Biennale, the Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (Paris), El Rastro (Madrid), Signal (Brussels), the Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris), the MuCEM (Marseille), the Fondation Fiminco (Romainville). In 2022, she designed the poster for the Avignon Festival and presented a solo exhibition at the Collection Lambert. At the same time, she presented a major solo exhibition at the Museum Pfalzgalerie Kaiserslautern in Germany.

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