Kubra Khademi (Afghanistan / France)

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Kubra Khademi is an Afghan artist and performer. Through her practice, she explores her life as a refugee and as a woman. She studied Fine Arts at Kabul University, before joining Beaconhouse University in Lahore, Pakistan. There, she began creating public performances, a practice she continued on her return to Kabul, in response to a male-dominated society with extreme patriarchal politics. After the execution of her performance known as Armor in 2015, she was forced to flee the country. Taking refuge in France, she obtained French citizenship in 2020. Today, she lives and works in Paris.