“It’s my responsibility, as an artist, to create a visual landscape,” says Aidha Badr. At 23, the Kuwait-based artist has carved a lane of her own doing just that, making a name for herself as one of the rising stars in Kuwait’s flourishing creative scene.
The artist, who spent much of her childhood roaming the streets of Brooklyn, has come to be known for her red-splattered portraits, which more often than not feature women at the centre. In today’s political climate, with the #MeToo movement as alive as ever, onlookers often assume her work is inherently feminist.
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