Author: Suzi Elhafez
Suzi Elhafez is a contemporary artist exploring the notion of Entanglement through the intersectionality of art, physics and philosophy. She has a multimodal practice that expands and challenges the traditional boundaries and role of the artist within a contemporary context. Her work extends from creating visual artwork (painting, experimental photography, and installation-based digital practices), to generating networks between institutions and practitioners and expanding knowledge domains in academia through discursive interdisciplinary practices. She is undertaking a PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and has a previous tertiary background in the Humanities and Law. She has exhibited artwork in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Her Egyptian heritage uniquely positions her to strengthen existing synergies between Australia and the Arab world; she creates international networks, through linkages with institutions and is an active board member in inter-regional organisations creating effective relationships between East and West. She believes the arts have powerful social agency, are culturally universal, are globally accessible and have the unique capacity to create an inclusive knowledge-based global culture.