Shurooq AminShurooq Amin is a Kuwaiti-Syrian artist, poet, and professor at Kuwait University. In two recent art exhibitions, It’s a Man’s World and Society Girls, Amin has explored themes of gender, identity, duality, religion, and hypocrisy in Middle Eastern and Arab societies. Her colorful mixed-media tableaux depict Kuwaitis in trendy clothes lounging, smoking hookah, and playing cards, their faces all eerily erased.

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