Sep 1, 2023 | 2023 Fall - Bi+ Joy

By Zineb Allaoui


I believe that my art is a window into the depths of my identity and the complexities of my emotions. While words often fall short in capturing the essence of who I am, my artwork effortlessly communicates the intricacies that reside within me.

In my artwork, the characters I paint are not human in the traditional sense. They represent concepts and ideas rather than specific individuals. By portraying genderless bodies, I challenge the societal norms and beauty standards that have been ingrained in us. I want to question and disrupt the conventions that shape our understanding of identity and beauty.

This piece, “Ceremony,” represents joy. It’s about three vaginas celebrating their freedom of simply being.

Zineb Allaoui (she/her) was born and raised in Morocco and is currently studying in Ottawa, Canada. 


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