Huda Lutfi works like an urban archeologist, digging up found objects and images as loaded fragments of history. She then repackages them using bricolage as an interceptive strategy. Recognizable objects, images, and icons are recontextualized and made to tell a different story. Playing on collective memory and shared iconography, Lutfi blurs cultural timelines and boundaries in her work. Multilayered and playful, Lutfi is known for her work with a wide range of media, painting, collage, installations, assemblages, and more recently, with photomontage and video.
She was trained as a cultural historian and, with her second career as an artist, Lutfi emerged as one of Egypt’s contemporary imagemakers. She received her PhD in Islamic culture and history from McGill University in Montreal (1983) and taught at the American University in Cairo until 2009. Drawing upon the historical, cultural, and local experiences of Egyptian society, Lutfi began exhibiting her artwork in the mid-1990s. She has exhibited locally and internationally in both galleries and museums in Alexandria and Cairo; Dubai; Paris and Marseille; London; The Hague; Frankfurt and Bonn; Dakar, Senegal; Bamako, Mali; Thessaloniki, Greece; Virginia, Texas, and Ohio in the United States; in Bahrain; Tunisia; and Venezuela. Lutfi currently lives and works in Cairo.
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