Artist Fatima Mazmouz speaks to curator Yasmina Naji and art critic Julie Crenn about her work and practice.
Fatima Mazmouz creates work which critiques social constructions of womanhood and identity and explores colonial inheritence. The body and its communication are central in her work, which often includes an element of performance by the artist herself. In RAW QUEENS, Mazmouz explores through video, sculptures and photographic works the tradition of Aita, a traditional art form still active in popular culture in Morocco today. The performers, known as Chikates are bold female performers who influenced Moroccan literature, poetry, history and activism.