Angie Hani’s outstanding TEDx presentation takes you on an artistic journey in the understanding of cultural boundaries. “Rip and Reconstruct” is one of six chosen to represent Kuwait and is an artist’s journey of authentic discovery. Angie Hani offers a unique understanding of self-identity through artistic process. Angie will engage and inspire the senses with her cultivated understanding of the transitions within and between Australian and Lebanese cultures. Cultural dislocation has been an issue Angie has attempted to decipher, in an attempt to find connections with place and space. An experienced Visual Arts educator, Angie will share her rich experiences of deconstructing and reconstructing her self-identity. How do we identify? Who are we when stripped of rules, moulds, obligations and categories? Angie questions conformity and challenges us to blossom and bloom, to unleash habitual taught attachments and not be afraid to step out of our comfort zones.
Angie Hani is a professional visual artist with a degree in art education from the Australian Catholic University in Sydney. She specializes in visual arts education for the International Baccalaureate Organization. Angie has over eighteen years of teaching experience, including ten for the Board of Studies in Sydney, Australia and eight at the American International School Kuwait.
Angie has exhibited in Sydney, Beirut and Kuwait. Her artwork is a conceptualized body of works, defining the context of the themes and ideas she explores within her own search for self-identity and understanding of cultural content. Focusing on mixed media, collage, drawing, painting, photography and printmaking, Angie’s works are a fusion of layered materials and media. This mixed media allows Angie to layer meaning into her work by incorporating painterly surfaces, transparent layers of text and combined compositions. Art education and curriculum development and implementation are her strengths.