Maria Hosein-Habibi was born in Afghanistan but grew up in Germany.
After high school graduation, she started studying English, politics and arts at the University of Hildesheim. There, she obtained her Bachelor´s degree (2011) and Master´s degree (2012). After passing the second state examination (2014) , she entered her profession.
Besides being a teacher at a secondary school, she´s currently working on her PhD at the University of Osnabrück. Additionally, she organises and takes part in exhibitions where she displays her artwork. In October 2016, she participated in a group exhibition for the first time after high school. (As a high school student she successfully took part in the art competition “Jugend gestaltet” ). Her first solo-exhibition, which was dedicated to the colorful culture of Afghanistan took place in November 2016.
Maria Hosein-Habibi was a member of the AVAA (Afghan Visual Art Association NL) and participated in their first art exhibition, which took place in Arnhem, Netherlands. She is interested in social development, politics and other Afghanistan related topics and therefore a member of different associations and supports various projects. She is a board member of AFGHANIC.e.V. - charity organisation which focusses on medical, cultural and educational issues in Afghanistan and Germany.
Immigrants or refugees, face a lot of trouble and obstacles. Moving from one place to
another, learning languages, finding and loosing friends. Besides family, art has been the only constant in her life. Art became as solid as a rock in the turbulent waters of a refugee´s life. It enables to share emotions, experiences, fears, thoughts and hopes through shapes and colors instead of words.
However, most of her paintings and drawings are figurative. They deal with topics related to her own life and reflect her experiences and thoughts on different topics. Of course her Afghan background has an impact on her artistic work.
10/ 2016 1st Kunstmarkt (Berlin)
11/ 2016 RANGIN I (NLBV Hannover)
04/ 2017 Gedankenwelt (Bildungsverein Linden, Hannover)
03/ 2018 RANGIN II (Rathaus Garbsen)
03/2018 AVAA´s 1st Exhibition (B53, Arnhem, Netherlands)
08/ 2018 Back to the Roots (Raum für Kunst und Kommunikation, Hannover)
09/2018 mUSE ART Festival (Hanover)
05/2019 Homage to Afghanisan ( European External Action Service, Brussels, Belgium)
07/2019 24th Hambug Afghanistan Week (Hamburger Afghanistan Woche)