Afghan performance artist
Kubra Khademi is an Afghan performance artist based in Paris. She studied fine arts at Kabul University before attending Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan on a scholarship.
Born: 1989 (age 31 years), Kabul, Afghanistan
Education: Kabul University, Beaconhouse National University Tarogil Campus
Through her practice, Kubra explores her life as a refugee and a woman. She studied fine arts at Kabul University, before attending Beaconhouse National University in Lahore, Pakistan by UMISAA, In Lahore she began to create public performance, a practice she continued upon her return to Kabul, where her work actively responded to a male dominated society by extreme patriarchal politics. After performing her piece known as Armor in 2015, Khademi was forced to flee her home country. She currently lives and works in Paris, France and exhibiting her works worldwide.in 2016 Kubra was given the title of Knight of art and literature (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Letter) by the Ministry of French Culture.Since 2017 Khademi is member of Atelier of Artists in Exile in Paris & 2017-2019 résidente of Cité International des Arts by French Institute. This year, Kubra Khademi is preselectioned for the prix BOURSE REVELATIONS EMERIGE and has obtained one year artist residency by Foundation Fiminco.
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