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Monira Al Qadiri

Born in 1983, Dakar, Senegal

Lives and works in Berlin, Germany


Monira Al Qadiri is a multimedia artist who was raised in Kuwait. Her artistic practice spans geopolitics, petropolitics and diplomacy. It investigates the cultural history of her native land, its history of invasion and intervention, and how it has been infiltrated and informed by foreign and domestic rituals and power relations. While Al Qadiri’s work is drenched in the legacy and omniscience of oil within Kuwait, pearls provide a further motif. Before becoming a petrostate, pearling was Kuwai...Read more