Donia Maaoui was born in Belgium in 1967, from a Belgian mother and Tunisian father. At the age of seven her family left Tunisia to settle in Brussels.
In 1984, alongside her studies, she became a runway model for some of the greatest names in high fashion.
In 1993 she earned her degree in Architecture La Cambre Institute in Brussels. She worked as an Architect in Tunis and Brussels, where she met Michel Boucquillon, her future husband. Donia becomes his partner and counsellor.
In 2000 the couple moved to Italy. Since then, she mainly works as a Sculptor and painter.
"I am deeply European in my way of life. But Tunisia is in my heart. Very soon my roots will be evident in my work. In particular, the situation of Muslim women.”
Lola, her main bronze sculptures protagonist were exhibited in many Museums and Art Galleries around the world.
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