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Rybon Residency Program - Naiza Khan (Pakistan)

Naiza Khan is a visual artist and researcher, whose artistic practice centres on observations of gender and its political manifestations, expressed through a variety of media including sculpture, photography, painting and printmaking. Her recent interventions into public and urban space in Pakistan have led her into a long-term investigation of Manora Island, just off the coast of Karachi. Naiza attended Somerville College, Oxford University studying at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. She is founding member and former coordinator for the Vasl Artists’ Collective and has been Fine Art Faculty at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.

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The residency is supported in part by Aria Art Gallery and Charmiz Restaurant.

Artist Naiza Khan concludes her residency by opening her studio to the public. Many art students and art lovers visited her works and performance. At arrival Naiza had known that at that day people had spontaneously decided boycott the bakeries in order to object the boost of prices in recent days. Knowing this fact and observing the intimate relationship of the people with their bread and different kinds of the breads with their exquisite textures and colors, Naiza became interested in the subject and in her short stay tried to convey her experience and understanding of the subject in a collection of conceptualized breads presented in diverse media such as drawing, photography, writing, and the real loaves of bread straight from bakery to the studio wall.

As an artist with curious eyes, Naiza was surprised to see that the metro station in Iran could be more the metro station in any other country, rather than Iran! She depicted her paradoxical perception in a well-framed minimal video which could be interpreted in many ways depending on the cultural and social background of the viewers.There was a nice interaction between the artist and the public and Naiza patiently explained all the questions and kept the conversation going.



05 Jul 2012


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