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    Shamsia Hassani, fine arts lecturer and first known female graffiti artist in Afghanistan

    By Shamsia Hassani in Los Angeles, California

    Graffiti Artist Shamsia Hassani

    By Shamsia Hassani.

    Born April 1988, is the first female graffiti artist of Afghanistan. Through her artworks, Shamsia portrays Afghan women in a male dominant society.

    Her art gives Afghan women a different face, a face with power, ambitions, and willingness to achieve goals. The woman character used in her artworks portrays a human being who is proud, loud, and can bring positive changes to people’s lives. During the last decade of post-war era in Afghanistan, Shamsia’s works have brought in a huge wave of color and appreciation to all the women in the country.

    Her artworks have inspired thousands of women around the world and has given a new hope to female Afghan artists in the country. She has motivated hundreds of Afghans to bring in their creativity through her graffiti festival, art classes, and exhibitions in different countries around the world.


    By Shamsia Hassani at Dehbori road in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani at Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan

    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
    By Shamsia Hassani in Kabul, Afghanistan
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