Maimuna Feroze Nana

Artist Statement

When I returned to Pakistan after a long absence, I was shocked by the treatment handed out to women and girls. I knew what I had to do: give voice to women not only in Pakistan, but all over the world. Only eight years ago, on my return to Italy, I isolated myself in our home in Umbria and was able to develop my new work, on a path towards purity and spirituality. The dolls capture a deep sense of abandonment, separation, and detachment, they are childhood objects and a remembrance of the past.

Maimuna Feroze Nana is one of the exhibiting artists for ENOUGH VIOLENCE: Artists Speak Out.


Born: Pakistan

Lives: Milan, Italy



Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, India

Diploma Fine Arts, Birmingham College of Arts and Crafts, Birmingham, England


Selected Exhibitions


Palazzina delle Arti, Naples, Italy



Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale, Rome, Italy



Palazzo Primavera, Terni, Italy

Solo exhibition, Galleria Aldo Bruè, Milano, Italy



Denied Rights, performance, Venezia La Biennale Arte, Venice, Italy

Galleria Venezia Viva, Venice, Italy

Off the Beaten Path: Violence,Women and Art, Stenersen Museum, Oslo, Norway, (traveling)



Solo exhibition Accademia di Belle Arti, Macerata, Italy

Palazzo Doria Pamphili, Valmontone, Italy

Displaced, Galleria 196, Rome, Italy

Solo exhibition, Museo Foro Romano, Assisi, Italy



Solo exhibition,Palazzo della Porta, Gubbio, Italy

Solo exhibitionGalleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Civitanova Marche, Italy

Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, San Donato Milanese, Italy



Cerreto d’Esi, Ancona, Italy