Hijab (Annual Protection)

2017
365 leather objects stretched on a leather cord. Total length 30 meters.

"Would any of you like to eat a dead brother’s flesh?"

2017
A body cast in 29 parts hanged in metal wire. Inspired by the vers ""Would any of you like to eat a dead brother’s flesh?" (49:12) from the Holy Quarn. Total size when assemeled 180x60x35cm. Earthenware, glazed with Redcopper (Oxblood)

What Lasts! (Sarcophagus)

2016
A ceremonial project that consist of three ceramic sculptures: a sarcophagus, a grave and a self portrait. What Lasts (Sarcophagus): Made to fit the artist body and is 200cm long, 85cm wide, 65cm in hight and weighs ca 200 kg.

What Lasts! (Grave)

2016
A ceremonial project that consist of three ceramic sculptures: a sarcophagus, a grave and a self portrait. Sculpture, 2016 earthenware, mashed paper ca 200x80x40 cm What Lasts is a work that began when I casted my whole body in mashed paper. Using 1.5 to 2 cm cut clay slabs, I transcripted the verse of the Holy Quran that tells the story of Sodom and Gomorra: (81) And [We had sent] Lot when he said to his people, "Do you commit such immorality as no one has preceded you with from among the worlds? (82) Indeed, you approach men with desire, instead of women. Rather, you are a transgressing people." -Surat Al-A'raf. These verses along with a few other passages continue to be used to condemn and kill LGBTQI individuals in some Islamic countries, including Sudan, where I come from. The writing was performed in fine Arabic calligraphy, such as the one used in Kaaba, the holy black house of Mecca.

What Lasts! (Self Portrait)

2016
A ceremonial project that consist of three ceramic sculptures: a sarcophagus, a grave and a self portrait. A self portrait in a distrctive period. The sculpture have my body measurement and my hight. Earthenware, 175x45cm and weighs ca. 60 kg

Thawr, Thawra (Ox, Revolution)

2014
Thawar, Thawra is a translation to (Ox, Revolution) in Arabic. The words in Arabic are in two genders where the masculine Thawr means; an ox while the feminine Thawra means; revolution. I made this sculpture in the period where my home country of Sudan was torn by a failing revolution under the Arab Spring. Also to express the aftermath of coming out publicly as homosexual. The sculpture is glazed with Red copper, or Oxblood. Earthenware, 235 cm in length, 135 cm hight, 110 wide and weighs around 1.4 ton. The horns are detachable and are 165 cm each.

If you no longer have a family, make your own in clay!

2013
A 60 minutes live performance. This performance is inspired by a children say from Sudan. It is often said to symbolize frustration about people who act against your good. For instance, if a cousin of you is mean towards you then your friend would say: If that is the way your cousin is, a cousin made of clay will be better than him. For this performance I made 230 figures of those who boikotted me after the news of me being gay started to surface.

Funeral Ceremony

2014
Funeral ceremony is an homage to my father whom I lost while living in Norway. Sudanese tradition applies that a man should stand solid, not cry or show emotions when loosing someone dear. It is also supported by a religious belief that if a person cries the dead that will hurt them in their graves. I made this installation to mourn my father following the steps of the Muslim funral ceremony. I treated the copper plate as my father's body. I cut it in his length and draw him laying in his hospital bed in his last days. An image that I have never seen and no one yet told me about for over 9 years now. I washed the plate, rolled it in cotton and perfumed it with one of his favorite scents and hanged the print and the plate beisde on the exhibition room. Etching and aquatient, 200 x 100 cm. Copper plate 174 x 60 cm and cotton.

The Hijab Collection

2016

Hijab collection within "Resilience" exhibition

2017
The openning performance with the pieces: Hijab (Necklace) and Hijab (annual portection: in process), Gallery Format, Oslo

Purification set

2016
Purification Set is a set of abolution pottery that is used to prepare for the Muslim prayer. This kind of pottery is already vanished from the daily use as other substitutes took over. I made them rather larger than the original size. Earthenware, glazed. Hight of the pot 55 cm the plate diameter is 55 cm.

Acrylic Paintings

2013
Acrylic paintings. Size range 100x100 cm 120x150 cm. Between 2013-2016