Yara El-Sherbini

Yara El-Sherbini

Yara El-Sherbini is a graduate of the Slade School of Fine Art, London. She is also a stand up comedienne taking on issues of politics, race and religion. She is making her mark through her works on visual puns (home craft classes on ‘carpet bombs’) and verbal puns (for example: “it’s a dark alley” – it’s a dark Ali). Yara is a member of an exciting community of avant-garde second-generation British Muslims establishing themselves within the mainstream artistes movement. Another word play:

Iman preaching to a crowd
Policeman enters.
Policeman: “I’m afraid I’ll have to stop you preaching, sir.”
Bystander: ” Oh c’mon mate, this man ‘as a right t’be’erd.’
Policeman: “It’s his beard that worries me.”
Her book Sheikh ‘n’ Vac is published by Book Works (2005)