We are pleased to announce an exhibition Visual Mapping by Samina Islam on June 24 (Sat) and 25 (Sun), as a result of her activity during her stay at Studio Kura.
Samina Islam is a Pakistani-Dutch interdisciplinary artist raised in the Netherlands and now based in Karachi, Pakistan since 1996. She obtained her fine art diploma as third position holder from Art institute “Studio Art“ in Karachi in 2002. In 2014 she got her Photography diploma from Alliance Francaise in Karachi. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including the Venice Biennale. Additionally, her art was used for the cover of ‘Dhaka Dust’ by Dilruba Ahmed (winner of the 2010 Katharine Bakeless Nason prize for poetry) and the album cover of ‘Insomnia’ (2014) by Grammy nominee Audien (Nate Rathbun).
Underpinned by a critical view of social and cultural issues, Samina’s aptitude for experimentation has led her to create a unique form in which to reflect on women’s role as the backbone of society. Using fiber and thread over photography, makes for truly striking textural richness and nurtures her creativity.
Here are some words from the artist herself.
My work is based on the research of the surrounding area through multiple disciplines. Collecting images, videos and materials and translating them into pieces of art shows how I sense and respond to the environment I am living in at that moment. I worked with textile, painting and needlework for this project.
Samina Islam “Visual Mapping”
Date: June 24 (Saturday) and 25 (Sunday), 11:00 to 18:00, free entrance
* We will hold an exhibition party and an artist talk on Saturday the 24th, starting at 15:00.
* The exhibitions by other current residence artists, will be also held on the same dates.