Fareba Qasimi (b. 2000) is an Afghan dancer and painter who is currently an Artists at Risk (AR)-Centre National de la Danse (CND) Paris Resident in Paris, France.
In 2016, Fareba Qasimi joined a group called Peace Warriors Crew with whom she performed dance routines in cultural programmes run by institutions. Among the fifteen to twenty boys who danced in the Peace Warriors Crew, Qasimi was the only girl. Later, Qasimi also began training other girls. Qasimi was the first b-girl in the hip-hop dance scene in Afghanistan and the country’s founder of hip-hop dance for women.
In addition to dancing, Qasimi is also a visual artist, working primarily with oils and watercolours, and a digital artist, making illustrations and digital drawings.
After escaping Afghanistan, Fareba Qasimi has been an Artists at Risk (AR)-CND Paris Resident. The AR-CND Paris Residency is funded by the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and through donations. The residence is organised in cooperation with the Fanak Fund, Paris, France.