Veil of Bullets, 2018, metal print, 16 units, 66x44"

Qinza Najm: Still I Rise

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY [curatorial advisor]

September - October 2019

Still I Rise  is the first solo show of Qinza Najm, a New York-based, Pakistani-American artist, in NYC. Najm, who holds a PhD in Psychology, creates art that is informed by both Eastern and Western philosophies based on compassion, as well as feminist theories concerned with gendered violence and female subjectivity. Her fluid movement between different disciplines is illustrated in this exhibition, which features a selection from four bodies of work that resonate with one another. The imagery centers on a woman’s body (represented, for the most part, by the artist’s own body) situated within a physically, socially, or mentally constraining space. The body is repeatedly represented sitting, reclining, kneeling, or stretching, either wearing a hijab or else exposed. It is painted, woven or photographed, while always being related to oppression and violence against women, in a manner that crosses both geographical borders and cultural boundaries.

 

Qinza Najm: Still I Rise

A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY [curatorial advisor]

September - October 2019

Still I Rise  is the first solo show of Qinza Najm, a New York-based, Pakistani-American artist, in NYC. Najm, who holds a PhD in Psychology, creates art that is informed by both Eastern and Western philosophies based on compassion, as well as feminist theories concerned with gendered violence and female subjectivity. Her fluid movement between different disciplines is illustrated in this exhibition, which features a selection from four bodies of work that resonate with one another. The imagery centers on a woman’s body (represented, for the most part, by the artist’s own body) situated within a physically, socially, or mentally constraining space. The body is repeatedly represented sitting, reclining, kneeling, or stretching, either wearing a hijab or else exposed. It is painted, woven or photographed, while always being related to oppression and violence against women, in a manner that crosses both geographical borders and cultural boundaries.

 

Veil of Bullets, 2018, metal print, 16 units, 66x44"