NAIRA MUSHTAQ
NAIRA MUSHTAQ
NAIRA MUSHTAQ

NAIRA MUSHTAQ

Studio resident 2019:

Naira Mushtaq’s practice is focused on history, memory and social commentary stemming from a desire to understand grief and memory and how memories are formed as affect.

Questioning what happens to memory as time goes by and how time plays a fundamental role in wearing down these memories of human experience leaving individuals with fragments of truth and distorted records of our making. Her practice examines these questions by looking at this through socio political and cultural contexts, tying together western influences as well as drawing on their her own Pakistani heritage as a back drop.  

Mushtaq’s work comments on more than loss and memory, and encompasses talks about exile and longing and the constant state of displacement. The fate of many resting in the hands and on the whim of those in power and the realisation that dissent is always met with erasure.

NAIRA MUSHTAQ