Zineb Sedira – ‘The Personal is Political’


Zineb Sedira was born in Paris to Algerian parents, and moved to London to study art. Her works are often autobiographical, addressing issues of cultural identity and the personal consequences of migration. In Mother Tongue (2002) the artist appears alongside her mother and daughter to show the shifts in cultural identities that have happened within her own family. More recent works include Shipwrecks (2008), highlighting the dangers of transit and immigration, and Sugar Routes (2013), documenting the movement of a global commodity.

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