Huda Lutfi

            *1948 in Cairo, Egypt

Lives and works in Cairo

Huda Lutfi is known for her multimedia works that deploy female archetypes to comment on history, culture and society, as well as contemporary events in the Arab world. A trained cultural historian as well as a visual artist, Lutfi’s work is distinctively multilayered, both aesthetically and metaphorically. Combining a multitude of styles and techniques to create a finished piece, she draws upon her academic background to mix symbols, images and events from Pharaonic, Coptic, Arab, Mediterranean, Indian and African cultures, often intermingled with text.