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.

 

 

 

Born: Pakistan

Lives: Milan, Italy

 

Education

Sir JJ School of Art, Bombay, India

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

 

Selected Exhibitions

2013

Palazzina delle Arti, Naples, Italy

 

2011

Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale, Rome, Italy

 

2010

Palazzo Primavera, Terni, Italy

Solo exhibition, Galleria Aldo Bruè, Milano, Italy

 

2009

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)

 

2008

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

 

2007

Solo exhibition,Palazzo della Porta, Gubbio, Italy

Solo exhibitionGalleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Civitanova Marche, Italy

Galleria d'Arte Contemporanea, San Donato Milanese, Italy

 

2006

Cerreto d’Esi, Ancona, Italy