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Photographs by Lalla Essaydi on View at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum

Lalla Essaydi - Les Femmes du Maroc #1, 2005 - Chromogenic print mounted to aluminum, ed. 15, 40 x 30 inches. Lent by the Artist, Courtesy of the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, New York and the Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts.

NEW BRUNSWICK.- Born in Morocco into a
conservative Muslim family and educated in Europe and the United States, Lalla
Essaydi is poised at the intersection of two cultures. She is one of several
contemporary Islamic women artists whose subjects are informed by feminist
perspectives and personal experience
. Her work has garnered increasing
acclaim in Europe and America; in 2011 she will be the subject of a mid-career
survey at the North Carolina Museum of Art. On exhibition through 6
June, 2010.