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Born in 1982 in Tripoli, Arwa Abouon never knew the hot wind of the Libyan desert or the suffering of a people wounded by wars. Her family soon moved from Libya to Canada. Raised in a multi-cultural environment and always interested in dialogue between cultures and religions, she graduated from in Design, Art and Photography.

The young artist explores the conflicting identities that inhabit her world: gender issues, religious experiences, traditions and modernity.

Interviewed about the representation of the veil in her works, the young Libyan artist explained that her photographs are not meant to participate in a political debate, but rather an ethical, spiritual one: “I think religion has the power to heal an individual; true religious practice gives rise to moderate actions in all aspects of our existence.”
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