Today on DS Archives reintroduces you to Bani Abidi, a Pakistan based artist who will be working at the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the German Academic Exchange Service in 2011. DS featured her work back in 2008.
This article was originally written by Seth Curcio on February 26th, 2008.
Pakistani artist Bani Abidi will be exhibiting a collection of video and photographic works with Green Cardamon for her first UK solo exhibition. Standing Still Standing Still Standing… will feature the artist’s documentary style short films and photographs that examine the collective political culture held in Pakistan, but only to serve as a universal metaphor for oppression and political dominance. For the exhibition, two new works Reserved, a video produced for the 2006 Singapore Biennial, and The Address, a series of prints and video stills will be shown. Both works will be linked by a new series of digital drawings.
Abidi received her BFA from the National College of Arts in Lahore, Pakistan in 1994 and her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. In 2000, Abidi attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Last year, the artist exhibited in Art Miami with Gallery Haines, Simulasian: Refiguring “Asia” for the Twenty First Century at the Asian Contemporary Art Fair in NY.