Ruaa Al-Rikabi

(she, her)

Sentiment turned to sediment, I couldn’t control it

Sentiment turned to sediment, I couldn’t control it
artists bleached hair, lateral incisor baby tooth, epoxy resin plate, epoxy resin ice cubes, glass cup, full cream milk, tablecloth and Ikea pine wood table
75 x 120 x 77 cm

Public and private declarations of feigned virtue comforts fragility

Ruaa Al-Rikabi and Lucy Nguyen-Hunt
Public and Private Declarations of Feigned Virtue Comforts Fragility
Inkjet print on lustre photo paper
120 x 360 cm each (2 parts)

Ruaa Al-Rikabi

(she, her)

Ruaa Al-Rikabi is a Iraqi-Syrian emerging contemporary artist currently based in Meanjin  (Brisbane) whose practice investigates themes of intersectional identity, self-preservation and re-representation of desirability. Ruaa’s practice looks at the rich experience of intersectional identities and how this can be linked to experiences of displacement and difference, shown through an ongoing development of a living archive of her self-identity. Ruaa employs materials which she deems significant to her self-identity as surrogates to encapsulate her lived experiences, this includes hair, food and photographs. Through rejecting essentialist assumptions about intersectional BIPOC identity, Ruaa’s practice aims to engage in an act of decolonisation that empowers and liberates intersectional identities.