September 3rd 2015, Thursday 6-8 pm Opening of my curatorial project Sheherzades Gift At Local Project 11-27 44th Road Long Island City Queens, NY 11101
September 9th 2015, Wednesday 6-9 pm Opening of Em(power) Dynamics curated by Jasmine Wahi and Rebecca Jampol The Gateway Project 2 Gateway Center, Newark, NJ 07102
Sept 12 Saturday 4-6 pm Sheherzade's Gift Readings by Tanwi Islam and Tahira Naqvi plus exhibition walk through with artists at Local Project.
September 17th 2015, Thursday 6-8 pm Opening of Fabulous curated by Jasmine Wahi Shirin Gallery 511 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
September 26/27th 2015, 12-5 PM LMCC Process Space Open Studios LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island Building 110, Governors Island
A combined approach to Studio and Social Practice leads me to create ephemeral and material works. My practice straddles creating objects, actions, writing, curating exhibitions, and collective production- including founding and directing the South Asian Women's Creative Collective from 1997 - 2013, with chapters in New York City and London.
My studio practice is rooted in a process of constant discovery. Employing materials such as leather whips, clay, nails, paint, utensils and jewels, I make works across scale and mediums. Returning to the female body as the site of conflict and power, I am informed by feminist art history. Positions of power and themes of nationhood are critiqued, complexities and ambiguities are left unresolved while the formal approach prioritizes crafty and conceptual feminist treatments. Often referencing aesthetic theory and tropes from South Asia, I centralize female desire and agency within my work.