Maïmouna Guerresi is a photographer, sculptor, and video installation artist. She lives between Italy and Senegal. The universe of Maïmouna is the result as much of the chemistry between cultural and religious influences, as the fusion of different artistic languages. Linked both to Italy and Senegal to Western culture as well as Sufi philosophy, her works reflect a dual culture and a dual belonging and, above all, the search for an equilibrium between the two worlds. Maïmouna Guerresi was invited to participate in the Italian pavilion Venice Biennale in 1982- 1986-2010 as well as Documenta K18(1987) in Kassel, Germany. In 1991 Maïmouna travelled to various Muslim countries in Africa and converted to Islam while in Senegal. Her work has been exhibited and collected all over the world.
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