Female Artists in Jordan
a project by Alessio Mamo & Marta Bellingreri
Women artists in Jordan feed the cultural life in the capital Amman with their creative initiatives and independent art spaces. Through their art projects and cultural practices, they have created platforms within which traditional gender roles are challenged and reimagined against a mostly conservative patriarchal society.
While neighboring countries are burning in turmoil and crisis, the so-called “Kingdom of Peace” lives in a precarious stability in which the arts scene is growing. In this context, women artists engage with the visual arts in informal domains rather than in institutionalized contexts which are mostly “maledominated”.
This photo portraits series follows the women artists’ itineraries, performed spaces, collective practices, urban personal stories and individual or common artworks. It captures their projected artistic personas which are being influenced and are in turn influencing the rapidly modernizing society they occupy