[VIRTUAL] Hajra Waheed | Crisis and Creativity, Feb 8

The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley is delighted to launch Crisis and Creativity: Artists Speak Series, a speaker series that addresses provocative and generative intersections between creative processes and societal, cultural, and environmental crises. The Series features conversations among artists, art professionals, curators, and scholars.

This event in this series features a conversation between multi media artist, Hajra Waheed and Assistant Professor of Art Practice at UC Berkeley Asma Kazmi.

DATE: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
TIME: 9am Berkeley | 5pm London | 10pm Lahore | 10:30pm New Delhi | Calculate Your Local Time


Artist Bio
Hajra Waheed’s multidisciplinary practice ranges from painting and drawing to video, sound, sculpture and installation. Amongst other issues, she explores the nexus between security, surveillance and the covert networks of power that structure lives, while also addressing the traumas and alienation of displaced subjects affected by legacies of colonial and state violence. Characterised by a distinct visual language and unique poetic approach, her works often use the ordinary as a means to convey the profound, and landscape as a medium to transpose human struggle and a radical politics of resistance and resilience.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions worldwide include: Sharjah Biennial 15, Sharjah, UAE (2023); Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma, Palma, ES (2023); B7L9 Art Station – Kamal Lazaar Foundation, Tunis, TN (2023); CAM St. Louis, Missouri, US (2023); Learning to Tremble, Mor Charpentier, Paris, FR (2021); Relations: Diaspora & Painting, PHI Foundation, Montreal, CA (2021); Hum, Portikus, Frankfurt, DE (2020); Globale Resistance, Centre Pompidou, FR (2020); Lahore Biennial 02, Lahore, PK (2020); Pushing Paper: Contemporary Drawing from 1970 to Now, British Museum, London, UK (2019); Hold Everything Dear, The Power Plant, Toronto, CA (2019); 57th Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA, IT (2017); 11th Gwangju Biennale, KR (2016); The Cyphers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); Still Against the Sky, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, DE (2015); La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, CA (2014); Lines of Control, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, New York, US (2012); and (In) The First Circle, Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona, ES (2012).

Hajra Waheed’s works can be found in permanent collections including MOMA, New York; British Museum, London; the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Art Institute of Chicago; Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong and Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi. Hajra Waheed (b. 1980, Canada) lives and works in Montréal.

Image courtesy of the Artist

The South Asia Art Initiative at the University of California, Berkeley promotes research-based conversations and collaborations around the arts of South Asia + its diasporas from the ancient period to the now. To read more about the Initiative and help support its various fundraising goals, please click HERE.

Event made possible with the support of the Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.