ZUHRA HILAL (b. 1989 in Kabul) lives and works in Copenhagen. She is educated in fashion design at Akademie JAK in Hamburg.
Through installations, performances, videos, and poster art she challenges the perception of women and their sexuality in society.
Zuhra has exhibited her work at Kreativikum Eilbek in Hamburg, Kunstverein Heidelberg, Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling 2017 in Den Frie Udstillingsbygning in Copenhagen and recently at Huset for Kunst og Design in Holstebro, Denmark.
She has also disturbed the Berlin Fashion Week 2015 with a guerilla performance, and in 2017 her work was mentioned in the 2nd edition of the book Vulva by the German journalist and culture historian Mithu S. Sanyal.
Project for EC1 24H CPH
The exhibition is based on the term qualitative time, which means that every moment reaches both back and forth. In a collaboration between five artists, we seek to include the viewer in a sensuous manner and thereby focus on time – here and now.
Curators Sara Ludvig and Ragnhild Elisabeth are respectively art history drop out and art history student. Together they wish to examine and expand art and its scopes.
All of the artists of the exhibition work in mixed media. Avon Bashida turns stories upside down to create new meaning. She will contribute with performance and sound in collaboration with Zuhra Hilal. Hilal primarily works with the interpretation of the female sexuality. Signe Maria compares the human with butterflies and their need to hide in cocoons. Her contribution will be a sensuous installation and scent which she will create in collaboration with Sidsel Lehn Mehlsen. The practice of Mehlsen evolves around the human as well and its relation to public and private space. Laura Guiseppi asks questions about the being and staging of objects. She will contribute with installation and taste.
Welcome in time and space.