Here the artist talk about this exhibition
Warsan Mohammed (SO/AU)
Image: Warsan Mohammed, Becoming, 2022.
A story of black Muslim selfhood.
Becoming is the story of an unnamed protagonist as she anticipates the future and works towards truly becoming herself.
Somali/Australian artist Warsan Mohammed chronicles the community and friendship between black Muslim women as she has experienced it. She pays homage to the importance of sacred, safe spaces, allowing them to be their authentic selves, both in the present and as they aspire toward the future. Sustaining the strength of sisterhood is vital for the sustainability of future generations to be proud of their African heritage.
In Becoming, we are reminded that the acceptance of oneself is an ongoing journey.
Presented by PHOTO Australia and the City of Melbourne