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Pretty Tired Faces

Community art project


The installation “Pretty Tired Faces” is the result of a creative process that draws on embroidery as a traditionally female language, seeing it in a new light as an aesthetic resource that gives a voice and puts a face to invisible realities.

The creators of the exhibited textile portraits are a group of local women in Santa Coloma de Gramenet who form part of El Hilo del Casal, a space within the Casal dels Infants where these women—mothers, pillars of their families and keepers of textile tradition—share a space of conversation, mutual support and self-realisation by means of sewing. El Hilo del Casal is part of a service provided by the Casal dels Infants in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, which accompanies families in bringing up their children and socio-educational issues.

Creators: Afia Begum, Amandeep Kaur, Armarjit Kaur, Asma Malik, Baljinder, Farjana Hossain, Gurwinder Kaur, Hiba Mazouzi, Mandeep Kaur, Maria Viñolo, Mina Akkaoui, Nassem Kousar, Pawanjeet Kaur, Shahanaz Begum and Tanzina Akhtar

Direction of the creative process: Maria Viñolo Berenguel

Education team: Beatriz Hernan, Maria Viñolo and Marta Román

This activity is part of FEMINISMS!

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