My parents emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan to Canada in the mid 70s. I was born in Nova Scotia and grew up in Ontario. My work deals with cultural hybridity, where I manipulate and reconfigure essentialized visual tropes from Islamic South Asian and Western culture. My work expresses the liminal spaces that open up when imposed identities of a binary structure collide, a space where transformations and newness may occur.
In my most recent work, I have been focusing on assemblages and object-making. I seek for socially constructed dualities of the inferior and superior to realign, disintegrate and/or re-aggregate into a futuristic, alien form, alive and organic-seeming. Much of my work is informed by post-colonial thought as well as the idea of play and the absurd.
In May of 2019, I completed my MFA fine arts degree at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and have relocated to Toronto, Canada.