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© Yara Mekawei
© Yara Mekawei

Yara Mekawei


September, October, November 2023

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur des Landes Brandenburg

A prolific artist and scholar, Mekawei‘s sonic bricolages draw inspiration from the dynamic flow of urban centers and the key infrastructure of cities. Interested in the philosophy of architecture, social history, and philosophical literature, Mekawei implemented the optical transaction from the musical conversation and transferred the sound waves to visual forms. Her work is based on sound as an essential tool of vision, the philosophy of composition is shaped by sophisticated practices that convey messages of the conceptual dimension to the public. Mekawei is a research-based practice humbly proposed in history, intimately connecting the ideology of the mythic past to the developed technology of the eternal present. She uses the research literature specializing in the social philosophies in her concepts. She naturally follows her ambitious projects through a research point of inseparably uniting one piece of work and the other, whose work shows an intangible aspect of her cultural identity and femininity in an East African society.