Galleria Anna Marra Rome, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, presents ‘Memory of Flames’, curated by Silvia Cirelli, the first solo show in Italy of the artist Khadija Jayi, on display until July 21st.
Khadija Jayi, born in 1989 in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco, pursued art against the grain of her conservative upbringing. She graduated from the esteemed Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts of Tetouan in 2018, and has since become an internationally known artist who explores the connection between tradition and modern times. Her work, characterised by the ‘Memory of Flames’, intricately presents socio-political themes and questions of identity. Her suffering is channeled through symbolic burnt shapes and strokes, a poignant reflection of the harsh realities of life.
The artworks in this exhibition are imbued with a near “commemorative” physicality, where boundaries overlap and dissolve. Jayi’s narrative construction echoes symbolic ancestral rituals, seamlessly incorporated into an energizing contemporaneity.
Galleria Anna Marra, in Rome, values emerging and middle-career talents through exhibitions in its spaces and public institutions. It also promotes Italian art while bringing international artists to Italy.
Source: Galleria Anna Marra.