Duaa Qishta grew up in Palestine, on the Gaza Strip, where women are raised following strict social and religious codes, centered around appearance. Sharing her dreams of emancipation and using Théodore Géricault’s paintings as a starting point – war scenes with strong, brave horsemen – the artist imagines herself as a knight on a bicycle in battle against her society (in Gaza, she was never allowed to ride a bicycle). In Paris, she bought her first bicycle, which she she left locked up for the entire duration of the lockdown.
Creation by Duaa Qishta* (Palestine).
*member of the agency of artists in exile