Shamsia

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Shamsia Hassani is an Afghan graffiti artist and teacher at Faculty of Fine Arts, Kabul University.

In her graffiti, Shamsia often paints women in burqas or women in symbolic shapes, and fishes, symbolic of the atmosphere flowing around her and her own life experiences. She is the first female graffiti artist and first 3D street art artist from Afghanistan and uses her art to help and bring positive changes to people and specifically, to wash away the depressing memories of long-time war which took place in her country.

She has been part of solo and group exhibitions inside and outside of Afghanistan (e.g. Germany, Australia, Iran). Shamsia, who is also one of the founders of Berang Arts Organization, puts her best effort to exchange her contemporary arts experiences with her students and present more artists to the community.