Zahra Sebti is a graphic designer. Passionate about drawing, typography, photography and video, she develops her graphic arts reflections between design and contemporary art by playing with the common borders between the two. In design, she collaborates with other creators (architects, musicians, film directors, stylists) for whom she makes technical drawings, signage, scenography, posters, photo shoots, video recordings…
For her, contemporary art is the militant space in which she develops her favourite themes: feminism and identities. It defines itself as feminist and humanist, striving for an inclusive vision of humankind beyond discrimination on the basis of gender, religion, origin, etc.
In 2010 she designed a series of 7 fanzines about self-censorship in cultural travel in F990115102, then she designed a series of posters and a card game for Translation (2012) about cultural transmission when one has a dual identity.
She co-directed a short film called Nissae (2014) which was a manifesto of femininity, a vision of feminism with an introspective character, the feminine that defines itself in itself. During the Marrakech Off Biennale, she proposes a short video Trafficking in influence in which she is interested in the radio testimony of a young man who is looking for a virgin wife. She then made a series of Chinese ink drawings on the theme Le bon Dieu a bon dos (2017).
She is now working on two autobiographical projects.
The first it’s not me, about the state of identity after a post-traumatic shock of a sexual nature, will be a digital and video installation.
The second Lalla F’dela will be, in the form of a fragmented portrait, an investigation into her grandmother who died at 25 of a clandestine abortion leaving 6 young children in Morocco in the 1940s