Khaoula B. Karaweigh is a visual artist based in London, UK.
She holds an MA in Painting from the University of Arts London, as well as a Masters in Architecture from The National School of Architecture Rabat, Morocco.
Khaoula, principally working with acrylic and canvas, draws from her own experience to explore the themes of Identity, Feminism and Trauma. The recurring focus of her work is the female body, sometimes god-like in its power, sometimes rendered monstrous by pain and grief: Hands and nipples become claws, vulnerable organs protrude in angry defiance and devastated faces blur or become invisible.
These mutations are all acts of self-preservation and rebellion, a desperate and angry defense against bodily corruption and the horrors that seek to penetrate vulnerable flesh.
These paintings evoke the artist’s childhood desperation to see those vulnerable women around her finding the strength to occupy space and challenge their abusers.
Her artistic work strives to explore the potential of subjugated women and goes hand in hand with her activism as a founding member of the Free Feminist Union (UFL) in Morocco.
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