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What is your artistic background?
I have a master’s degree in contemporary art and a bachelor’s degree in painting. Although, my practice during the past six years, has been focused on conceptual art with an enthusiasm for trying different media, my work is largely based on text. Each project usually entails extensive research and literature review in its context. Having lived in Kenya for 5 years has introduced a wider perspective of feminist and postcolonial questions into my practice.


What is your view on your profession today?
What concerns me around my practice at the moment is the question of ethics in art, which is a very wide scope of course. I tend to gage myself and my artistic practice against the values I constantly question. The central focus of my current projects is on broader term, body politics or the political discourse on human body. More specifically as a queer artist, I am investigating Queer and Female bodies, designing my approaches based on Judith Butler’s theories.


How do you see yourself in 5 years? In 10 years?
The only certainty I could offer would be the fact that my practice will not be what it is today, I strongly believe in change. As an artist, I reject stagnating in one medium or idea. I would like to pursue a master’s degree in gender studies and to venture into animation. I would like my art to have a more democratic output which I see a lack thereof in the institutional scene of contemporary art.


Photographie : Céline Anaya Gautier