Nevine Mahmoud


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Nevine Mahmoud (London, 1988) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. Following a BFA from Goldsmiths College, at the University of London, England, she received her MFA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2014. Mahmoud emphasizes playful contradictions to create a sense of tension between the viewer and her often overtly sensual works. The physical labor required to make perfectly smooth forms, particularly in her stone sculptures, provides an added intimacy to the works.  Drawing upon art history's tendency to objectify women, she subverts that idea in a literal way by placing innuendos of the female form into actual objects such as the peach. In this way, Mahmoud uses her identity as a woman to reclaim her anatomy, dismantle traditional objectification, and create a new narrative that is uniquely her own. Her work has been exhibited in The Artist is Present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, at the Yuz Museum in Shanghai; The Poet, the Critic and the Missing at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and MADEMOISELLE at the Centre Régional D'art Contemporain Occitane in Sète, France, among others.