Poetry Saved My Life #2

An artistic and solidarity driven collaboration in support of women’s rights in Afghanistan

Following the first edition of POETRY SAVED MY LIFE launched in 2020, Thanks for Nothing invited 3 artists in 2022 to partake in the project in 2022: Alex Cecchetti, Camille Henrot and Kubra Khademi.

The artists gifted one artwork to the second edition of the initiative, to be printed on a t-shirt. Profits from the sales are 100% donated to a humanitarian organization defending women’s rights in Afghanistan.

A total of :

  • 3 artists mobilized
  • 1 collection of 6 T-shirts on offer
  • More than 1,000 euros donated to a humanitarian association defending women’s rights in Afghanistan – for reasons of protection of the women concerned, we cannot communicate the name of the association so as not to endanger the women involved.

POETRY SAVED MY LIFE by Alex Cecchetti

Alex Cecchetti is a poet, artist and choreographer. His work focuses on the construction of specific narratives that are experienced both mentally and physically by the audience. He has exhibited his work internationally, including at the Serpentine Galleries in London, at Castello di Rivoli in Turin. 

Kubra Khademi is a multidisciplinary Afghani artist based in Paris. Her work challenges a male-dominated Afghan society, where patriarchal politics are extreme. After the execution of her performance “Armor”, she fled Afghanistan and seeked asylum in France. In 2016, Kubra was elevated to the rank of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by Audrey Azoulay, the French Minister of Culture at the time.
Credits : © Latitudes Contemporaines.


The practice of French artist Camille Henrot moves seamlessly between film, painting, drawing, bronze, sculpture and installation. Henrot draws upon references from literature, psychoanalysis, social media, cultural anthropology, self-help, and the banality of everyday life in order to question what it means to be both a private individual and a global subject in an increasingly connected and
over-stimulated world.
Photo: Jeremy Everett, 2020
© ADAGP Camille Henrot