Born in 1998, Tripoli, Libya, Takwa Bernosa, is an emerging self taught artist and curator. She refers to herself as “Tewa” which means a bridge or a connection between two dots in Tamazight language.
Despite her Tamazight roots and background, Tewa Bernosa is using Arabic calligraphy as the main element in her creations, and most of her work is focused and inspired by the post-conflict situation of her home country. She fuses different mediums and explores different surfaces, from painting to digital collage and mixed media, highlighting issues such as feminisms, migrations, and heritage protection.
As a curator, Tewa Bernosa never received any education after graduation high school in 2014 due the civil war that occurred the same year. However she dedicated her time and invested her education savings on her goal to revive the art scene in Libya through establishing WaraQ Art Foundation at the age of seventeen.
Since then she offered many opportunities to young emerging artists to showcase their work in exhibitions at her gallery, and also by organizing talks, workshops for children and adults, and recently by targeting the public audience through curating exhibitions in public spaces under the theme of “the city is our gallery” after WaraQ’s space was forced to shut down in 2017.