SOAS University of London

Department of the History of Art and Archaeology, School of Arts

The (il)logic of practice: An Artist talk with Rabbya Naseer

Rabbya Naseer

Date: 8 March 2017Time: 5:15 PM

Finishes: 8 March 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B104

Type of Event: Seminar

Rabbya Naseer’s practice is broadly concerned with exploring the parallels between art and everyday life and highlighting their similarities in production, representation, reception, and interpretation. With a keen interest in performance, Naseer examines how one’s encounters with the everyday help in the process of observing, producing and critiquing objects of significance.

Alongside her ongoing artistic practice, Naseer is currently working on compiling an archive of performance art from Pakistan, in addition to a curatorial project entitled Promises to Keep, to be shown at Apexart, New York, in June 2017. The exhibition will look at how performance is employed as a medium for addressing issues of identity and self-representation by female artists from Pakistan.

Naseer holds an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from the National College of Art, Lahore (2006) and received a 2008-2010 Fulbright scholarship for her MA in Art History, Theory and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute, Chicago. She has participated in exhibitions, residencies, and conferences in Pakistan, India, USA, UK, Dubai, China, Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands. She is currently a Brooks International Fellow at the Tate Research Centre: Asia.

Organiser: Dr Pamela Corey