31 min

Olivia Fahmy | Raw and Radical Women in the arts Raw and Radical Women in the Arts Podcast | Conversations with extraordinary women in the arts

    • Visual Arts

Olivia Fahmy tells us about her background as an art historian in relation to her curatorial work, the co-founding and running of the independent art space Tunnel Tunnel, and the question of heritage, particularly attached to her recent curation of African contemporary art.



Show summary

Olivia Fahmy begins by tracing back to her roots: how she developed an interest in art history which propelled her to current career, explaining that she initially didn’t have encouraged exposure to the art world. She goes on elaborating on the question of heritage and legitimacy, having Egyptian parents. She co-founded an independent art space, Tunnel Tunnel, and talks about the experience of this collective and what they strive to achieve through their projects, with a highlight on diversity and multiplicity. She speaks about the relation between curatorial work and societal changes, being a woman in her field of work, the reshaping of education, discrepancies in matters of equality and identity, the panel discussions on photography she has created, and women photographers. She mentions artists such as Sim chin Yin, Leobang Thlako and Sabine Weiss. Finally, Olivia ends off with a word of advice for artists to fight against inequality and to be empowered.



Conversation Highlights


Origins, heritage, legitimacy
Tunnel Tunnel and how curating exhibitions contributes to changes in society
Intersectionality, identity and diaspora art



To learn more about our guests and our podcast, please visit rawradical.com

This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy, and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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Olivia Fahmy tells us about her background as an art historian in relation to her curatorial work, the co-founding and running of the independent art space Tunnel Tunnel, and the question of heritage, particularly attached to her recent curation of African contemporary art.



Show summary

Olivia Fahmy begins by tracing back to her roots: how she developed an interest in art history which propelled her to current career, explaining that she initially didn’t have encouraged exposure to the art world. She goes on elaborating on the question of heritage and legitimacy, having Egyptian parents. She co-founded an independent art space, Tunnel Tunnel, and talks about the experience of this collective and what they strive to achieve through their projects, with a highlight on diversity and multiplicity. She speaks about the relation between curatorial work and societal changes, being a woman in her field of work, the reshaping of education, discrepancies in matters of equality and identity, the panel discussions on photography she has created, and women photographers. She mentions artists such as Sim chin Yin, Leobang Thlako and Sabine Weiss. Finally, Olivia ends off with a word of advice for artists to fight against inequality and to be empowered.



Conversation Highlights


Origins, heritage, legitimacy
Tunnel Tunnel and how curating exhibitions contributes to changes in society
Intersectionality, identity and diaspora art



To learn more about our guests and our podcast, please visit rawradical.com

This podcast is supported by Pro Helvetia the swiss arts council, The city of Lancy, and the Republic and Canton of Geneva, Switzerland


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Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rawradical/message

31 min