SULTANA HAUKIM

Sultana is a widely-exhibited Mauritian artist who has taken part in residencies around the world. In recent years, her work has focused on issues relating to the status and experience of women in today’s society. As a daughter, sister, wife and mother, she has experienced her share of inequality and prejudice. As a female artist, this allows her to investigate the social and psychological dimensions of women’s experiences in contemporary societies and express their concerns. Her work explores issues including female identity, femininity, beauty, genital mutilation, oppression, sexual abuse, abortion and the dowry system, among others. Sultana has had solo exhibitions at L’Alliance Française and Le Suffren Hotel in Mauritius and the WG Punt Gallery in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has taken part in group exhibitions including the first and second Triennial of Contemporary Art of the Indian Ocean (Mauritius), the “Salon de Mai” at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, METAFORM, the East African Biennale in Tanzania, the International Artists exhibition at the Theertha Gallery in Sri Lanka, the African Artist’s Network Exhibition in Kenya, the 4 th International Biennale of Beijing in China, and the International artists’ exhibition, AIFACS in India. She has also taken part in workshops and residencies in Mauritius, Reunion, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Japan and the Netherlands.

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