Lina Hashim is a Danish-Iraqi artist who lives and works in Copenhagen. She was born in Kuwait, but moved to Denmark with her parents in 1992. Her primary artistic medium is photography, whereas her methods cross into such fields as anthropology and performance.
At the core of Lina Hashim’s artistic project lies an urge to investigate and document the arbitrary way the Quran is interpreted today, using a method best understood as historical anthropology: Do the words and dogmas of the Quran make sense in a modern context? She firmly states that she is a Muslim as she believes in Islam, but she doesn’t practise.