SUSAN HEFUNA BIOGRAPHY
The much-traveled Susan Hefuna (born Berlin, 1962) has a German Catholic mother and an Egyptian Moslem father. The richness of perspectives that generates feeds into her work, which explores the rifts between cultural codes through film, performance, sculpture, and drawing – as well as textiles. ‘Angst’ and ‘Be One’ combine text suggestive of graffiti with the loose grids typical of her drawings, evoking cityscapes, architectural features, and her attentive mode of wandering through streets – Hefuna is fascinated by public spaces as the framework for peoples’ interactions with each other. Yet we can also read the drawings as musical scores or dance notations: indeed, Hefuna regards them as a form of dance.