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Shamsia Hassani

Shamsia is an Afghan graffiti artist and a teacher at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Kabul University. She is also one of the founders of the Berang Arts Organization. Shamsia uses art to bring positive changes to people and to wash away the depressing memories of long-time war in her country. She was selected among the Top10 in the 2nd Afghan Contemporary Art Prize in 2009, and since then has been part of solo and group exhibitions inside and outside of Afghanistan (e.g. Germany, Australia, Iran, India, Vietnam, Switzerland, Denmark, USA). Being a teacher at Kabul University, she exchanges her contemporary arts experiences with her students and presents more artists to the community. Shamsia is supported by Kabul Art Project.