Zoya Siddiqui, Geology of a Home, 2015. Live video installation, 19 x 24 feet (variable).

Zoya Siddiqui (Pakistan) works primarily in video, performance, installation and photography. Through varying routes, her practice seeks to understand the tensions between nearness-farness, insider-outsider, strangerhood-intimacy or public-private. A common denominator between all works is performance; anchored in her voice, shown explicitly through her body, implied in the curation of events etc. She has a sustained interest in the implied eye of the technology used to film or photograph.

During her residency at Delfina, Zoya will be considering the complex historical relationships between Pakistan and the UK. Following a history of colonialism, mass immigration, and Brexit, she will be looking at the Pakistani body a site of conflict in relation to British soil.

Select exhibitions: Solo project booth at India Art Fair 2018 with Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi 2018; Double Vision, FJORD gallery, Philadelphia, 2018; Promises to Keep, Apexart, New York, 2017; Corporeal, Shrine Empire Gallery, New Delhi, 2016; The Missing One, Dhaka Art Summit, Dhaka, 2016; Points of Convergence, Rohtas II, Lahore, 2015. Select awards/eesidencies: Asian Cultural Council (2016-2018); Triangle Arts Association, New York (2015); In-Situ, Brierfield (2015); Theertha Performance Platform (2015); and Vasl Residency (2014).

Zoya graduated from Beaconhouse National University in 2013, and is currently a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania

With support from

Khurram Kasim Art Foundation (KKAF)


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