Duha Ali and Justine Youssef, Body/Cartography (2018)
- Edition of 10 + AP
archival lightjet print, photographic documentation of live performance
Justine Youssef (b. 1992) is currently living on the unceded territory of the Darug peoples. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School, Sydney, Australia and is currently working from the Parramatta Artist Studios. She has been awarded the New South Wales Artists’ Grant (NAVA and Create NSW), as well as a studio residency at Blacktown Arts. She has held collaborative solo exhibitions at Seventh Gallery, Melbourne, and Firstdraft, Woolloomooloo with Duha Ali in 2018, and has participated in group exhibitions at Airspace Projects, Marrickville; Bankstown Art Center, Bankstown; Sullivan+Strumpf, Zetland; and Collab Gallery, Chippendale. Her work can be found in the collections of the National Association for the Visual Arts; the National Art School Drawing Archive; and the Sydney Gallery School.
Duha Ali is a Kurdish and Arabic artist (b. 1991, Ilam, Iran). She works across a range of mediums including performance, film, textiles and ceramics. Her practice is primarily concerned with exploring her lived experience as a displaced arab/kurd, as well as her cultural inheritance through a post-colonial framework. Her work delves into familial and cultural customs through a diasporic and contemporary lens. Ali has performed, exhibited and shared her video work in artist-run initiatives and art institutions across Australia.