Jarban Ahlam

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  • country
  • Yamen
  • disciplines
  • graffiti, sculptor
  • languages
  • arabic, somali, english
  • born on 08.09.1992
  • in Sanaa, Yamen
  • lives in Sartrouville, France

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Born in Sanaa, Yemen in 1992, Ahlam Jarban has a degree in geology. She turned to painting and participated in TEDEX Sana’a, the Women’s Day Exhibition and showed with the group, Basement. She has suffered from the war in Yemen, and cites the difficulty of being a woman of color who experiences both gender and racial discrimination (she is of Somali and Ethiopian descent). The closed, patriarchal and ethnocentric society of Yemen can be characterized as a major obstacle to her development as an artist. Graffiti is her medium of expression, and she paints and practices in the spirit of feminism to express her pain. In February 2018, she joined the Beaux-Arts “guest student program” in Paris.