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Ifrah Mansour

multimedia artist

Ifrah Mansour

Ifrah Mansour is a Somali, refugee, Muslim, multimedia artist and an educator based in Minnesota. Her artwork explores trauma through the eyes of children to uncover the resiliencies of blacks, Muslims and refugees. She interweaves poetry, puppetry, films and installations. She's been featured in Middle East Eye, BBC, ViceOkayAfrica, the Star Tribune and City Pages. Her critically-acclaimed one-act, one-woman show, How to Have Fun in a Civil War, premiered at the Guthrie Theatre in 2018 and toured to greater cities in Minnesota. Her first national museum exhibition, Can I Touch It, premiered at Minneapolis Institute of Arts in 2017. Her visual poem, I am a Refugee, is part of PBS’s short film festival and her mixed media art, My Aqal, banned and blessed, premiered at the Queens Museum in New York in 2018. 

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