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Foundation Artist Spotlight: HERA
Jasmin Siddiqui or simply Hera was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1981. At the age of eight, she started with her fine art education. After that, she enrolled at the University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Visual Communication and Graphic Design.
Here is how she explains her entrance to the world of street art: The real birth of my graffiti career was the moment I came to the Schlachthof in Wiesbaden. It was a few days after the Wall Street Meeting in 2001 and I was so overwhelmed, that I thought: This must be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen in my life! And from this day on I just wanted to paint. So, what I do today, I would sometimes call it a career, but in the end: I just kept painting.
Hera and Akut joined their forces in 2004. Together, as Herakut, they created over dozens of murals and participated in projects all around the world. They have been separated since 2020
"Prison of Prejudice", Hera.
200×300 cm / Acrylic, aerosol and charcoal on canvas, 2023.