Kubra Khademi


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Diplomatic Courier

Kubra Khademi is an Afghan artist. She is a performer and a feminist based in Paris. Through her practice, Kubra Khademi explores her life as a refugee and a woman. She studied fine arts at the University of Kabul, before joining the University of Beaconhouse in Lahore, Pakistan. In Lahore she began to create public performances, a practice which she continued upon her return to Kabul, where her work was a response to a male dominated society with an extreme patriarchal policy. After performing her piece known as “The armor” in 2015, she was forced to flee her homeland and has been a refugee in France until 2020 when she obtained French nationality. It is in Paris that she lives and works nowadays. In 2016 French Minister of Culture Audrey Azoulay raised her to the rank of “Chevalier des arts et des lettres.” In 2018, she was resident in the Cité internationale des arts in Paris. In 2019, she was named to the Emerige revelation prize and in 2020, she was resident at the Fiminco Foundation. Since 2016, Latitudes Prod. has been in charge of the development of her artistic projects, in particular performative art, and since 2020, the Eric Mouchet gallery–Paris represents her visual work.