Using mixed-media and an interdisciplinary approach, Djuneid’s work focuses on creolised forms, entangled aesthetics, and the representation of hybrid realities. Born and raised in Mauritius, Djuneid left the island as a teenager. He attended school in Kenya and Italy before studying fine art at college in Boston and has been based in Berlin for almost a decade. This has intensified the aesthetic and cultural hybridity of his gaze, allowing him to become a powerful transnational artist who brings together Creole, African and Western imaginaries and cosmologies.
Djuneid’s paintings and photography reflect multiple and overlapping geographies, temporalities, and cultural identities. His work defies formal categorisation and seeks to challenge the traditional study of art and culture. It also echoes the heterogeneity and cultural diversity of his native Mauritius, while bringing creolisation to the fore as a creative practice – a means of transcultural exchange that produces unpredictable connections and crosses physical and imaginary borders.