Being and Belonging

Being and Belonging
  • Coming Soon
July 1, 2023
  • Level 4, Roloff Beny Gallery
FREE for Members


Being and Belonging is a bold exhibition exploring the defining issues of our time from the perspective of 25 women artists from or connected to the broader Islamic world spanning across West Africa to Southeast Asia or living in diaspora. Deftly interrogating themes of identity, power, sexuality, and home, this exhibition resists simple stereotypes with outstanding artworks from both emerging and well-established artists.

Upcoming Events

Friday, June 30, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday, July 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Image 1: Tayeba Begum Lipi (Bangladesh, b. 1969), Not For Me, 2018. This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of
the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust, Peer Review Fund © Tayeba Begum Lipi, Courtesy the artist and ROM
Image 2: Huda Lutfi (Egyptian, b. 1948), Hand of Silence (detail), 2019. © Huda Lutfi, Courtesy the artist and Gypsum Gallery, Cairo
Image 3: Lalla Essaydi (Moroccan, b. 1956), Bullets Revisited #34, 2014 © Lalla Essaydi, Courtesy the artist and Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York
Image 4: Dilyara Kaipova (Uzbekistan, b. 1967), Scream (Blue), 2020 © Dilyara Kaipova, Courtesy the artist and ROM
Image 5: Hayv Kahraman (Iraq/USA, b. 1981)Levelled Leisure (detail), 2010 © Hayv Kahraman, Courtesy the artist and the Shvo collection, New York
Image 6: Shahzia Sikander (Pakistan/USA, b. 1969)Arose (detail), 2020 © Shahzia Sikander, Courtesy the artist and Sean Kelly, Photo: Adam Reich