From The Touch by Lina Hashim. Photo: Søren Solkær.
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Free Lunch Series :

Lina Hashim

22 March 2022 12.00 PM - 01.30 PM
Art Hub Copenhagen Halmtorvet 27, 1700 København V

On Tuesday 22 March Art Hub is hosting a Free Lunch this time in collaboration with artist Lina Hashim. Over lunch, with reference to her works Uden vind (2012), Unlawful Meetings (2014), Suicide Bombers (2016) and The Touch (2020), Hashim will talk about her practice. In addition, if there is time, Hashim will present her ongoing work and research.

Lina Hashim has invited the philosopher Hasib Nasiri, PhD to join the conversation. In his work, Nasiri tackles such issues as Islamic feminism. In the conversation, he will contextualise Hashim’s practice in the light of Islamic feminist critique of the colonial dimension in European art history. Hashim has also invited Anders Thrue Djurslev to join the conversation. A PhD student at Aarhus University and a dramaturg at Teater Sort/Hvid, Anders worked on The Touch (2020).


If you would like to attend the lunch, please email us at by Sunday 20 March.

Admission to the event is free, but there are a limited number of seats.

The conversation will be conducted in Danish, and the food will be vegetarian.



Born in Kuwait City in 1978, the artist/performer Lina Hashim lives and works in Copenhagen. She graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. A recurrent theme in Hashim’s practice is the investigation and exposure of aspects of Islam that are usually concealed from the public. Her investigations are in no way blasphemous, but are part of a critical, nuanced dialogue with religion. Hashim has said: “If Islam is a play, I want to show what goes on backstage.” In her investigations, Hashim has a two-pronged perspective on Islam: on the one hand, as a woman raised in Islam; on the other hand, as a critical viewer. Hashim’s works also involve a feminist aspect. This is particularly evident in the work Uden vind (No Wind) (2012), which features images of Muslim women’s hair under their scarves. Unlawful Meetings (2014) tackles sexual double standards: partly by demonstrating how the tenets of chastity are much tougher on Muslim girls than on Muslim boys. Suicide Bombers (2016) focuses on the conviction that in paradise female suicide bombers are granted a completely different status than their male counterparts. In her latest work, The Touch (2020), she uses lecture-performance, dance and installation to tell her own story as a woman attempting to dispel the curse on her by her violent ex-husband.


Art Hub is dedicated to creating exchanges between young artists. To that end, every second Tuesday Art Hub invites members of the art world and the general public to the Free Lunch Series. Each lunch features an informal conversation with a young, professional visual artist. The artist is invited to talk about their practice, current research or new ideas – and to ruminate on issues that are part of any artistic practice.

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