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Hajra Waheed Biography

Hajra Waheed’s work seeks to address personal, national and cultural identity formation in relation to political history, popular imagination and the broad impact of colonial power within a global context. Her mixed media practice consists of on-going bodies of work that continue to amass a growing personal archive- one in response to all those seemingly lost amongst rapid regional development and/or political strife. Over the last decade, Waheed has participated in exhibitions worldwide, most recently including: The Cyphers, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, UK (2016); Still Against the Sky, KW Berlin, DE (2015); L’avenir, La Biennale de Montréal, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, QC (2014); Sea Change, Experimenter, Kolkata (2013); (In) the First Circle, Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona and Lines of Control, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, NY (2012).

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Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding achievement as a Canadian mid-career visual artist, Hajra Waheed’s works can be found in a number of permanent collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The British Museum, London; The Burger Collection, Zurich/Hong Kong and The Devi Art Foundation, New Delhi.

She lives and works in Montréal.

Hajra Waheed In Related Press

Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week Related Press Gwangju Biennale art festival to open next week 30 August 2016, The Korea Times

The opening ceremony of the 2016 Gwangju Biennale, Asia's oldest contemporary art biennale, is set to kick off in the southwest city of Gwangju next week, the festival's foundation said Friday. During the ceremony, set to start at the plaza in front of the Gwangju Biennale Exhibition Halo at 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Park Yang-woo, chief of...

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The 11th Gwangju Biennale: An interview with Maria Lind, artistic director, and Michelle Wong, assistant curator Related Press The 11th Gwangju Biennale: An interview with Maria Lind, artistic director, and Michelle Wong, assistant curator 29 August 2016, My Art Guides

Could you tell us something more about the concept The Eight Climate (What does art do?), this year’s biennial theme? Maria Lind: Imagine that you are walking on a ramp leading from one floor to the next in a big exhibition space. In the corner of your eye you notice something on the long smooth white wall: in one place it looks...

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The intangible art of gimjang Related Press The intangible art of gimjang 29 August 2016, Art Review

About two months ago, T and I went to Southwest London’s K-Town (otherwise known as New Malden, an area that has one of the largest communities of expat Koreans in Europe) in search of pickles. As we were exploring our way through plates of assorted preserved vegetables, with staff and fellow diners eyeing our particular menu choices, one...

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Shortlist announced for Canada's 2016 Sobey Art Award Related Press Shortlist announced for Canada's 2016 Sobey Art Award 2 June 2016, Artforum

The Sobey Art Foundation and the National Gallery of Canada announced today the five artists who have been shortlisted for the 2016 Sobey Art Award.

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Hajra Waheed In Video & Audio

FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Hajra Waheed Related Video & Audio FIELD MEETING Take 5: Thinking Projects - Hajra Waheed 19 December 2017, Asia Contemporary Art Week

This 10-minute performance piece by Hajra Waheed in collaboration with Clea Minaker translates elements of the artist's material practice into light and shadow. Set to a dedicated audio recording, an intimate letter from her sister, the work speaks to legacies of colonial violence and acts as both cry and call as it traces back a perpetuating...

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