Shefa Salem’s Artwork


Shafe Salem is one of Libya’s youngest well-known artists. She has persevered in her passion, despite the lack of art spaces and educational institutions available to her. While war took place on outskirts of Benghazi in 2015, a group of arts enthusiasts named Tanarout  emerged, with Shefa among them.  Tanarout had a strong influence on how she saw and thought about art and gave her s the chance to create diverse murals that express the legacy of Libya through mixing ancient Greek heritage with modern Libyan figures.   

Shefa says she hopes to engage the public interests in Libya’s diverse mix of cultural and historic fabric by igniting their curiosity when deciphering her murals which are filled with historical content.  


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