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Assya Makawi


My interest in the concept of “otherness” stems from the multiple cultural identities 

that I am comprised of, and of navigating them as a woman. My perpetually “alien” status has also generated an impulse to 
stretch “otherness” to include the viewpoints of entities such as animals and 
objects, as a way of constructing a realm of connectedness.
My eclectic identity is mirrored in the flexibility I have with using a multitude of 
media. It somehow seems inappropriate to commit to a single medium (such as 
painting, collage, installation, sculpture, video or photography) with a set language, 
canons and a historical lineage, to represent the cacophony of elements in my work.



© Assya Makawi

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