Btihal Remli is a visual storyteller focused on art and documentary photography. She completed a Master Degree in Architecture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. Her master thesis for graduation was a photography book about the cultural spaces in Morocco within the context of Spacial Theory in order to depict how a structural space can emerge out of a ritual, and how the ritual can transform a public space into a private one.
Btihal Remli, was born in Germany in 1987 and is of Moroccan descent. Remli explores stories related to identity, religion and belief, gender and socio-cultural representation in her home country. She has also attempted to convey the juxtaposition between her German identity and Moroccan deeply rooted origins. In working with the Cluster the successful artist hopes to tap into her roots even more: “I have been raised as a Muslim-Moroccan woman in Germany, so I do belong to the African diaspora. But diaspora is not only a complex term to begin with, the diaspora itself is like a complex organism that has so many aspects and layers to it, which I hope to unravel, discover and get to know better. I am excited to learn more about this subject and deepen my knowledge through the exchange with advisors and other students. Being part of this program allows me to get access to this knowledge and I hope that through this experience I can share new perspectives on migration and to actually enrich the current popular discourse on migration.”
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