Arab female artists are increasingly using art as a tool of activism to raise socio-political consciousness. As part of this process, the New York University of Abu Dhabi recently hosted bold themes by award-winning artists like, Tania el-Khoury and Heather Raffo.
“Interactive live art invites audience to witness stories and embody them,” Tania el-Khoury said. (Supplied)
Notions of identity
Noura, a classic play by award-winning Iraqi-American playwright and performer, Heather Raffo, challenges the notions of identity through a portrait of Iraqi immigrants in New York. (Supplied)
Burgeoning art scene
Noura also highlights complex female issues related to relationships. (Supplied)
Alyaa A. Naser is an Iraqi scholar in Contemporary Political Drama. (Supplied)