DISORIENTATION, 2017


130 cm × 90 cm

Growing up, my cultural identity was questioned on a regular basis. Cultural identity is defined as an individual’s self-perception of connecting themselves to a nationality, ethinicity, or a social group which has it’s own recognizable culture. Coming from a mixed background being Emirati, Bahraini quarter British and quarter Somali I am often asked if I feel more of one than the other. Using a flag which symbolizes and represents a country as a whole, I have designed my own series of flags which attempt to culturally identify myself as an individual.

Exhibited at Tashkeel and the Ministry of Graphic Design curated by Fikra.