Approved: 09.06.2017

Sheree Naqvi

Artist, Writer

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Approved: 09.06.2017

Sheree Naqvi asserts that ‘Art has become a way of talking about the hypocrisies witnessed within contemporary Eastern society’.

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  • Location: Swansea, Wales
 

Artist Statement

Sheree Naqvi asserts that ‘Art has become a way of talking about the hypocrisies witnessed within contemporary Eastern society’.

Her conceptual practice developed as she started to challenge her hybrid identity, and the dichotomies associated with this identity: east and west, male and female, active and passive, public and private and the prescribed gender roles within a male-dominated, Asian culture.

The work is both ambiguous and challenging and currently involves the use of black female hair. The raw material was brought into the UK in a suitcase following a visit to her home in Pakistan in 2016. In her own thoughts, she finds it strange how the hair itself has been on a journey, escaping Asia to start a new life in the West, from a restricted space to a liberated one. In Naqvi’s work, this journey is greatly important, as she explores concepts of loss and courage through dusty clumps of hair.

Female roles within the private space of ‘home’ are manipulated through representations of domesticity. Naqvi captures this repetitive of the rolling-pin, through installations and video work, where this domestic object becomes part of an aggressive action, rolling and folding female hair like dough. The object unfolds frustration and violence as it further attempts to challenge cultural perceptions.

CV & Education

CV

 

Qualifications

Diploma in Foundation Studies – Art and Design (Merit) University of South Wales

BA (Hons) Fine Art painting and drawing - University of Wales Trinity Saint David 2013-2017

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Exhibitions and performances

2017: ‘Epathy Ends’                                                                            Swansea College of Art

2016: ‘Experimentica’ performance festival                                          Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

2016: ‘FiliArt: Refuge. Art. Activism. Feminism’                             Oxford House Gallery, London

2016: ‘Cardiff Contemporary’ – Performance                                   Tactile Bosch Gallery, Cardiff

2016: ‘We Shall Overcome’ – Performance                                                          Newport, LePub

2016: ‘International Women’s Day’                                               Riverfront Arts Centre, Newport

2015: ‘Rupture’                                                                                     Elysium Gallery, Swansea

2015: ‘Rip it up & start again’ -                                       Swansea College of Art                               

2014: ‘Zeitgeist’ -                                                             Swansea College of Art                                

2015: ‘Common Individuality’                                                  Creative Bubble 13 Cradock Street,            

2014: ‘Leave your cynicism at the door’                                                     Swansea College of Art

2014: ‘lll’                                                                                                     Swansea College of Art                               

2014: ‘Rollercoaster’                                  Up Market                                                      Newport

2012 : ‘Foundation End of Year Show’     University of South Wales                 Caerleon Campus