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Laila Shawa

Laila Shawa

Sector : Cultural Figures , Artists

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Female
  • Born in : 1940
  • Age : 77
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Laila Shawa "Born Gaza 1940" is a Palestinian artist. Her work has been described as reflecting a view of the politics of her country highlighting perceived injustices and persecution. Often her work uses photographs that are used as the base for silkscreen printing. Her work has been internationally exhibited and has work on display in many public (e.g. The British Museum) and private collections. 

In 2012 to go alongside the AKA Peace Exhibition at the ICA Art Below showcased selected works from the AKA Peace series on the London Underground including Shawa's. "AKA Peace" originally conceived by photographer Bran Symondson and now curated by artist Jake Chapman, is an exhibition of new works made specially for The Peace One Day Project 2012, bringing together a group of Contemporary Artists, all of whom agreed to transform a decommissioned AK-47 assault rifle, refashioning into artworks.

She is the daughter of Rashad al-Shawa, mayor of Gaza.


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