In Autumn 2022, Delfina Foundation in partnership with Gaia Art Foundation launched the fifth season of residencies and public programmes focusing our investigations on the most pressing issue of our time: the climate emergency.
Season 5 participants include: Wesam Al Asali, Moza Almatrooshi, Cocina CoLaboratorio, L. Sasha Gora, Joseph K. Kasau & Stéphane Kabila, Maya Marshak, Åsa Sonjasdotter, Derek Tumala, David Blandy, Agnes Cameron, Annalee Levin, Andrew Merritt and Cherry Truluck.
Moza Almatrooshi (UAE) in her practice looks at narratives from ancient and contemporary mythologies in the Arabian Peninsula, and the ways in which they uphold nation building techniques. This culminates in fictions and metaphors derived from regional food production practices and food politics.
During her residency at Delfina Foundation, as part of the The Politics of Food programme (autumn 2022), working with her co-residents from around the world, Moza hopes to test out how her work could be perceived when it’s decontextualised. She will also continue to work on an ongoing research project, which looks at time and work in farms, farming techniques, and foraging practices in landscapes that pose challenges for cyclical calendars of sustenance to be perpetuated.
In 2019 Moza gained an MFA from the Slade School of Fine Art (UK) and a diploma in culinary arts from ICCA Dubai in 2020. Her artworks have been performed in the Victoria & Albert Museum (London), selected by the ICA and BBC for the New Creatives project, and displayed in the second Lahore Biennale. Her writings have been published in ArabLit Quarterly, and by the Contemporary Image Collective in Cairo. She is currently a faculty fellow in the Sheikha Salama Emerging Artists Fellowship in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Moza was born in Dubai, UAE and is based in Sharjah, UAE.
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