Portfolio

The following are selected projects from Ilhaam’s portfolio.

The Land of Nobody By Ilhaam Stoloff in collaboration with Brooke Auchincloss Intention: This body of work predominantly aims to use large scale macro photographic prints of the biological processes of particular materials which symbolize cultural colonisation.  Additional methodologies are mixed media and sculpture.   Idea: Although endowed with layers of meaning, this exhibition sets…

The Vulvic Veil, Series I “These veiled women are not only an embarrassing enigma to the photographer but an outright attack on him.  It must be believed that the feminine gaze that filters through the veil is a gaze of a particular kind: concentrated by the tiny orifice for the eye, this womanly gaze is…

Fire. Ceasefire Fire. Ceasefire uses thread to explore the tension that exists between the firing of successive missiles into the Gaza Strip.  This piece is intended to highlight the irony implicit in the act of pausing in order to supposedly ease the offensive and that it is during this very pause that the extent of…

Bi-Discourse The intention of this show is to address the lack of Islamic discourse within the Art World, particularly by Muslim women artists, as well as the non-existence of new media and performance art by filling in the gaps with artworks of this content and genre. Although recent acquisitions by the UCT selection committee does…