About Nagham Hodaifa
“My work relates to the human condition through the representation of the body. More recently the action of dancing – sometimes taken as a full or fragmented action – has continued to manifest in my pictorial universe as the body-landscape, sometimes without a head or face. It is anonymous, hidden by a sheet that becomes one with a gesture,” explains Syrian artist Nagham Hodaifa about her work.
Born in Soueida, Nagham Hodaifa (1981) graduated from the Department of Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, Damascus University and received her PhD degree in contemporary art history from the Paris-Sorbonne University. Her expressive works in drawing and painting flow and curve in a sensual way using a brilliant palette of contrasting colours to shape and shade the visible anatomy of the figure.
Nagham Hodaifa’s works have been acquired by the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, Claude Le Mans, and by private collectors in London, Paris, Vienna, Beirut, Buenos Aires, Brac, Berlin and Milan.