Graphic designer Yara Polana is a 2013 graduate of the Iceland Academy of the Arts.

God is a Black Woman is a spiritual fictional account of the creation of the universe.

The story illustrates cultures and customs of some of the tribes that exist in her native Mozambique. It focuses on one tribe where they have the female as the authoritarian figure, leader and head of the family.






Mozambique was a Portuguese colony is located on the south east cost of Africa, a multicultural country with almost 24 million people with a mix of many many tribes, traditions and religions, music and art. From all of the tribes that exist one tribe called Macua, that sticks out differently and that is now a minority, this tribe believes that the female is primordial and they take the earth as female deity.

The project was exhibited at Reykjavik Art Museum in the LHÍ Final Exhibition 2013.


Images Courtesy of the designer


This is our second edition of our yearly round-up of final projects by brand new designers graduating from the Iceland Academy of the Arts.