Hamida’s work embodies the spirit of feminist ideologies and seeks to document the unchartered memories of domesticated women, within patriarchal societies. Taking inspiration from Shaun McNiff’s (Professor and Dean at Lesley University, MA, USA) description of art as medicine for the soul, her surrealist approach to gender issues, negotiates the psychology of emotions. She sees her artworks as a way of righting the wrongs inflicted by trauma.
Based in Baltimore, USA, Hamida works in a variety of mediums – from figurative drawings, to sculptural puppets, to animation. As well as an artist, she is also an arts educator, community activist, and a creative arts therapist. She holds an MFA in Community Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, an MBA in Marketing from the Institute of Business Management, and a BFA in Sculpture and Photography from the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture. She has been widely exhibited, including the ‘Florence Biennale – X Edition’ in Italy (2015).
My art is… exploratory, representational, and therapeutic