monira al qadiri
monira al qadiri is a kuwaiti artist, who was born in senegal. she pursued her studies in japan and obtained a ph.d. in intermedia art from tokyo university of the arts in 2010. her research focused on the aesthetics of sadness in the middle east by looking at poetry, music, art, and religious practices. her work also explores the relationship between narcissism and masculinity, as well as other dysfunctional gender roles in arab societies. her artistic practice is more and more involved in social and political subjects. al qadiri has taken part in exhibitions and film screenings in tokyo, kuwait, beirut, dubai, berlin, new york and moscow, among others.