Mina Squalli-Houssaïni

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Mina Squalli-Houssaïni, longing for (bland), 2023

Mina Squalli-Houssaïni’s (b. 1994, Lausanne) practice aims to address strategies of resistance and vulnerability in front of structures of domination related to colonial histories and patriarchy. The emblems and symbols she subverts from representations of femininity and the domestic, are intended to invoke both her background and collective memory. Her work, focused mainly on sculpture and installation, plays on the tension between the manufacturing processes of the industrial and commercialized object, and the tradition of craft.

Her work has been exhibited in Cherish, Geneva; 1.1 ...

  • Installation view, Mina Squalli-Houssaïni, i’m sorry for bugging you but, Lodos, Mexico City, 2023
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Mina Squalli-Houssaïni's work often deals with mental projections of interior environments. These are sometimes spaces that refer to the domestic and to a form of heterotopia. They can also be dual spaces and reveal absence, cynicism, threat and dynamics of dominance. These concepts, as well as some associated with the familiar: intimacy and vulnerability, are central to the artist's practice, who, through her work proposes alternative narratives, other ways of perceiving history or telling stories.

For her first solo exhibition at Lodos, Mexico City, Mina Squalli-Houssaïni sh ...