Dalia Amara
I'll Be Your ____, 2017

I'll Be Your ____, 2017

Constrained/Unconstrained, 2017

Constrained/Unconstrained, 2017

Practice Heads, 2016

Practice Heads, 2016

Makeup Abstracts, 2016

Makeup Abstracts, 2016

Mud Mask Imprint, 2016

Mud Mask Imprint, 2016

Assimilation, 2016

Assimilation, 2016

Modified Balloon, 2016

Modified Balloon, 2016

If I Were Here, 2016

If I Were Here, 2016

Silicone Simulacrum, 2016

Silicone Simulacrum, 2016

Lips, 2017

Lips, 2017

Body Traces

Inspired by the anxious narratives of science-fiction horror, I use robotic or alien assimilation to explore feminine culture, and my own attempts to learn to successfully perform femininity. I play on e-commerce, fashion and beauty photography, as tools of feminine construct marketing and commodification. In these images, the photography studio becomes a futuristic or laboratory space of experimentation. Within this space, I examine the beauty ideals I am unable to successfully assimilate to. My lack of representation in the images becomes a mirror to my inability to see myself in the media I consume.

2016-2017, Archival Inkjet Prints