"Luminos: Echoes" Whispers from Siwa to
Hassan's present exhibition entitled "Luminos: Echoes":, whispers from Siwa to
Khyber results from the process of reflection from a variety of original
sources. Her explorations through the footsteps of Alexander the Great from
Siwa to the Khyber have inspired this series of Pulp Paper paintings and Mixed
Media renderings. Seeking a basic commonality of spirit in an increasingly
dissonant world, she has used an approach that depends upon a tension between
dimness and luminosity to articulate her artistic vision: imagery concealed in
Hassan was born in Peshawar Pakistan. She received a Master's in Fine Arts from
Pratt Institute, New York. At present she is living in Cairo, Egypt. She is
co-founder of several organizations including the Friends of the Opera, Egypt. She has served on the board of the World
Bank Art Society and of the New Art Examiner art publication and has served as president of the
Touchstone Gallery in Washington DC. Her works are in many private and public
collections worldwide including the British Museum, the National Museum of Art,
Bolivia, the National Museum of Jordan.
work has been reviewed in books on art, catalogues, newspapers as well as
international publications. The most recent book is Unveiling the Visible:
Lives & Works of Women
Artists of Pakistan & Art in
America. Her work was awarded the
Biennale Prize at the 8th Cairo International Biennale, 2001.
has exhibited in over 50 shows at major galleries internationally. She is also
an arts curator, administrator as well as an "arts activist."
ongoing multimedia work in progress, The Spiritual Journey series, is inspired by the poetry and music of Sufi
masters. It is about growth and spiritual discovery. Mansoora says, "My
work is about connecting with the spirituality of people and cultures
At present she is also
working on conceptual installation projects in response to the current
are titled 911: The Burqa Project, The Afghan Burqa Project:"Begging for
Peace" and The Bound: Unbound Project.
medium is digital photography and video,