Welcome Huda Lutfi! For our third year, Art House will be hosting artist Huda Lutfi from Egypt. She is a visual artist and cultural historian living and working in Cairo. She has been teaching Arab Muslim cultural history as well as mixed media art at the American University in Cairo.
Her visit has been made possible through the Creative Fusion residency program that offers Cleveland communities opportunities to work with, and learn from, international artists. Each visiting artist is nominated by a panel of international arts experts, then selected and hosted by local cultural institutions, which provide studio space and materials for the artist’s work.
Her training as a cultural historian has influenced her work as a visual artist, mixing historical past and present, as well as traversing and fusing cultural boundaries. Huda Lutfi has emerged as one of Egypt’s most notable contemporary image makers. In her works she references Egypt’s cultural and popular artistic traditions, integrating these into contemporary art practices.
In her most recent exhibition “Cut and Paste,” Lutfi presents a psycho-geographic archive of emotions, gestures, figures of speech and images that circulated in public space during Egypt’s transitional period.
Huda will be putting together a gallery show here in Cleveland to be produced in May.