Moshtari Hilal (born 1993 in Kabul) is an artist, researcher and curator based in Hamburg. She is a co-founder of the collective AVAH (Afghan Visual Arts and History) and the research project CCC (Curating Through Conflict with Care). In her work, which encompasses both artistic and discursive formats, she is concerned with beauty, ugliness, shame and power. Hilal studied Middle Eastern Studies and Political Science with a focus on gender, decolonial studies and Cultural Studies in Hamburg, Berlin and London.
bilingual edition (English / German)
A conversation between the political geographer Sinthujan Varatharajah and the artist Moshtari Hilal on gentrification, asylum policy and double standards of the German majority society. Both authors have become leading voices of a new generation on topics such as racism, having ceated a strong counterpublic through their social media in the last years.