Laila Shawa

Laila Shawa is a Palestinian artist born in Gaza 1940, Her work has been described as reflecting a view of the politics of her country highlighting perceived injustices and persecution. Often her work uses photographs that are used as the base for silkscreen printing. Her work has been internationally exhibited and has work on display in many public (e.g. The British Museum) and private collections.


  • Leashed/ Unleashed

    The work presents an image of a woman in anguish contrasted with the mocking figure of “Cat Woman”, the cartoon female super-hero, who challenges the viewer with her aggressive stance.

  • Scream


    In this work a woman screams in anger or anguish in reaction to atrocious violations practiced against her either by the occupation or multiple forms of exploitation in society.