Artist: Mahawa Keita

The artist holds an abstract textile form.

BA Textiles
Birmingham City University

Mahawa is a textile artist.

Mahawa uses her textiles practice to connect with people and their stories in different communities, using her work to help raise awareness of the issues that affect them. She describes her practice as ‘a journey taken by yarn, structure, texture and colour.’ Mahawa works with sustainable materials across knit, crochet, macramé and hand embroidery to produce both large and small sculptural pieces. For her final major project, Mahawa produced a body of work that narrated the journey of her own life, focussing on her personal relationship with her mother, re-exploring their journey together and their emotional connection to one another.

The artist holds an abstract textile form.
The artist holds an abstract textile form.
The artist holds an abstract textile form.
An abstract textile form.

In:Site 2022

Mahawa is one of 20 artists who were selected to show their work at In:Site 2022. The event will take place in spring 2022.
Find out more about the other artists.



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