Susan Hefuna

Susan Hefuna, Nile Delta, 2000-01, installation view, photography on painted wall

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Susan Hefuna (b. 1962, Germany) takes up everyday aspects of life in her work, exploring the indeterminacy of location and identity and her negotiation of her own identity through photography, video, drawing, sculpture, and digital media. Much of Hefuna’s work is informed by her dual heritage (German–Egyptian), and often features striking images of family, interior spaces, and cityscapes in and around Cairo. Hefuna has exhibited her work internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including: the Sharjah Biennial, 2007; “Contrepoint,” Musée du Louvre (2004–05); “DisORIENTation,” Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2003); and “Navigation Xcultural,” The National Gallery South Africa, Cape Town (2000). Hefuna lives and works in Germany and Egypt. Hefuna’s work is also on view at Albion Gallery in New York through August 1.

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