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(Mus)Interpreted Exhibition at Daniels Spectrum

April 4, 2014


L-R: Rabab Al-Kishmeri, Hamdi Ali, Fathima Husna, Leila Faterni, Zahra Agjee, Jaudat Adnan, Mehwish Siddiqui, Ammara Wasim


For the month of April, Daniels Spectrum is hosting (Mus)Interpreted, a group exhibition featuring the work of over 20  local, young Muslim contemporary female artists. Their lived realities are expressed using painting, photography and installation. In these works, they recognize that they belong to themselves and not the constructions created by the media, governments or their communities. Together they explore and interrogate the notions and spaces in which Muslimah’s are defined and redefined. Rooted in Regent Park, the show takes up physical space in a neighborhood where Muslimahs have created art for decades. (Mus)Interpreted is a collective visioning of their individual and communal “herstories” shared and negotiated through their created works.

An Opening Reception will be held at Daniels Spectrum on Thursday, April 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Catering will be provided by the Afghan Women’s Centre. The Closing Reception will take place on Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and will feature spoken word and musical performances, artist talks and presentations.

(Mus)Interpreted is free and open to the public daily (Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm) from April 3 – May 1, 2014 in the first and second floor Hallway Galleries.

This exhibition is a collaboration between Outburst! Young Muslim Women’s Project, The Truth & Dare Project and SpeakSudan in partnership with Artscape at Daniels Spectrum.


About the Organizers

Outburst! Young Muslim Women Project is a movement of young Muslim women in Toronto who are breaking silence and speaking out about violence through art, research and education. It is a program of the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic (the Clinic). The Clinic offers legal representation, professional counselling and multilingual interpretation to women who have experienced violence.

 SpeakSudan is a collective of east African individuals that promotes creative expression of the experiences of East African youth and allies in the Diaspora.

 The Truth & Dare Project is a series of photography based art-making workshops and art dares for young Muslim women.

 Funding for (Mus)Interpreted is graciously provided by ArtReach Toronto & Tides Canada Youth Pitch Contest, Canadian Women’s Foundation and  Trillium Foundation.



This exhibit was curated by a team of young Muslim women from across the city of Toronto.

Ala Al-Thibeh

Fatima Wahid

Leila Fatemi

Nasma Ahmed

Rania El Mugammar

Shameela Zaman

Zahra Agjee                            

With support from

elle alconcel,  curator at Daniels Spectrum and the Youth Outreach Coordinator at the Ryerson Image Centre. 


Exhibiting Artists

Ala Al-Thibeh

Ammara Wasim

Bilan Hashi

Fathima Husna

Fatima Wahid

Hamdi Ali

Hira Kazmi

Huda Hassan

Jaudat Adnan

Jumana Chowdhury

Kashfia Rahman

Leila Fatemi

Maha Munaf

Mehwish Siddiqui

Naqa al-Thibeh

Rabab al-Kishmeri

Rola Kuidir

Zahra Agjee

The Creative Girls Crew

The Truth & Dare Photography Project






April 4, 2014

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