Muslima Muslim Women’s Art & Voices

A worldwide online exhibition presenting a collection of thoughts and artworks of contemporary Muslim women who show their identity and thereby eliminate stereotypes. Rajae El Mouhandiz contributed to the platform as an artist, guest curator and ambassador.
The exhibition

Muslima: Muslim Women’s Art & Voices is an initiative from the International Museum of Women (IMOW), now Global Fund for Women. The online exhibition presents a groundbreaking collection of thought pieces and artworks from contemporary Muslim women who are defining their own identities and, in the process, shattering pervasive stereotypes. Explore work from artists, activists, and thought-leaders around the world, representing a broad spectrum of Muslim realities and identities, addressing such topics as Power, Leadership, Appearance, Myths, Generations, Faith and Connection.  

Muslima was concepted by author and activist Samina Ali and debuted online in March 2013 and ran through December 2013, with new art and stories added regularly. The exhibition will remain up and available for viewing online indefinitely. The dynamic exhibition design allows you to explore Muslima content by Type, Topic, and Most Recent.

Rajae El Mouhandiz, 2004.
Houria/Freedom: Photo by Taco van der Werf – Graphic design by Tarek Atrissi
Muslima Ambassadors

Through a Museums Connect℠ global museum partnership with the Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilisation in the U.A.E., The Women’s Museum in Denmark and The Ayala Museum in the Philippines, IMOW and their partner museums engaged a dynamic group of 60 creative young Muslim women to participate as ambassadors for the exhibition. During a series of in-person workshops and global online dialogues, artists in these four countries discussed important issues facing Muslim women today in their communities and around the world, and then shared heir own perspectives as advisors, contributors and co-curators for the project.

“Hands of Fatima” by Laila Shawa, included in IMOW’s online exhibition at muslima.imow.org
© Laila Shawa