Before It FadesAisha Abid Hussain
12 March - 21 March, 2015
Aisha Abid Hussain, born in Pakistan received her BFA degree from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 2008 (Passed with Honours) and MFA from Goldsmiths College, University of London, England in 2012 (Passed with Merit&Distinction in studio practice) Hussain has got a diversed practice, working with variety of mediums from Miniature Painting to Photography and Film. Her work has been exhibited widely in Group and Solo shows internationally. Her Group shows include: Open | Pump House Gallery, London, England 2013 | Bloomberg New Contemporaries | Spike Island, Bristol | Institute of Contemporay Art London, England 2013 | Her Stories | Taubman Museum, Virginia | Queens Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA 2012-2013 | Drive In | PAMI (Peckham Artist Moving Image) Festival, London, England 2012 | Through other Eyes, Contemporary Art from South Asia | Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry, England 2009 | Parallel Lines | Bradford Museums Galleries & Heritage, England 2008 | The Human Dichotomy | Aicon Gallery, Palo Alto, USA 2008 | Connect | Anant Art Gallery, New Delhi, India 2008. Her Solo Shows are: Two Not Together | Hanmi Gallery, London, England 2014 | Spaces Within | Gandhara Art Space, Karachi, Pakistan 2010 | Miniature Contemporaines du Pakistan | Alexis Renard Gallery, Paris, France 2009 | Preview | Rohtas Gallery, Lahore, Pakistan 2009.
She is Currently working as an Assistant Professor (Visiting) on MFA at National College of Arts and at MAADS and MAAE at Beconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.
Inspired by the family archive of wedding photographs and love letters exchanged between couples during courtship, my recent body of work is a critique on the precedent of love that resides in marriage.
Memory is the trace of a wave goodbye made with a slightly clenched fist.
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