Participant Profile

Nabila Horakhsh

Afghanistan / Germany

Nabila Horakhsh is a contemporary artist, curator, and co-founder of Berang Arts from Kabul, Afghanistan. Her practice encompasses painting, drawing, and photography. After the fall of the government in Afghanistan, Nabila moved to Hamburg, Germany in February 2022 to continue her art activities in exile. In 2022, as an artist in residence at the University of Fine Arts Hamburg (HFBK), she created artworks that show the devastating effects of the political crisis on the people of Afghanistan, especially women deprived of their human rights. Nabila sees her artistic work as a medium of resistance. Through her art, she hopes to unite the people of the world to promote peace and unity and to support the people of Afghanistan against oppression, political machinations, religious extremism, and gender discrimination. Nabila’s work has been showcased in group art exhibitions in Afghanistan, Germany, the UK, Canada, India, Italy, Belgium, and the UAE. She studied Persian Literature and Language at Kabul University.


Photo by Tim – HFBK