Graffiti in Libya


Before 2011, graffiti in general was uncommon in Libya, and political graffiti did not exist. Graffiti depicting Gadhafi appeared in the declared free cities right after the revolution started and became a powerful vehicle of expression.  

Graffiti in Libya after February 17, 2011, represents a shift in power and authority and addresses things like social demands, economic issues, politics, and freedom and democracy.  

Graffiti is seen to serve as a mirror of the social and political issues on the minds of Libyan people. 

Examples of that kind of graffiti shown here are from the artists: Spray & Run; Rayan Azzabi; Rawan El Saadi; Khaled Sinawni; and Zone Graffiti – Ali Boshga.  

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