‘Textural Threads’ & ‘Ana Djazairi’ Exhibitions: Forming an integral part of the 'Arab Women Artists Now' (AWAN) Festival, these two exhibitions, curated by Najlaa El-Ageli, bring a mix of artistic practices that touch upon the Arab female identity, the human body, ethnic origin, culture and some political considerations. In 'Textural Threads' we see five very strong Arab artists who are redefining the female space and emerging art from the MENA region. The works of Takwa Barnosa (Libya), Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al Lail (Saudi Arabia), Dima Nashawi (Syria), Meryem Meg (Algeria-Bulgaria), and Hania Zaazoua (Algeria) offer a powerful voice to the multi-faceted dialogue on contemporary Arab women subjectivitie. Whilst 'Ana Djazairi' bring the multimedia exhibition by the artist Nadira Amrani. Based on her interviews with British-Algerians, she explores the notion of the Algerian identity through photography and film projections, questioning the psychological state of those belonging to the various diasporas and how they have integrated within British society. Both exhibitions are from 3-19 March, 2016 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.