VISITING ARTIST Lecture Asma Kazmi
November 7th, 2017 at 10am (open to all)
UCSC Art Department Seminar room D-101
Asma Kazmi creates transdisciplinary artworks where people, media, and objects come together. Shaped by her experience as an immigrant to the United States, and as a person shifting between multiple languages and identities, Kazmi’s research-based process allows her to imagine embodied relations with her subjects in various cultural contexts. She feels comfortable working between the US, India, Pakistan, Europe, and the Middle East.
Asma Kazmi has exhibited nationally and internationally at venues such as the Faraar Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan; Queens Museum of Art, NY; LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica; Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; The Guild Gallery, New York; Galerie Sans Titre, Brussels, Belgium; Gallery 400, University of Illinois in Chicago; and the MassArt Film Society, Boston.
She is the recipient of many awards, including a Fulbright Research Award, (CIES) to India, the Great Rivers Biennial Grant from the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Rocket Grant from the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, and the At the Edge: Innovative Art in Chicago Award, by Gallery 400 at the University of Illinois in Chicago. At UC Berkeley, Kazmi has received the BCNM Seed Grant and Al-Falah Grant to support current research in Saudi Arabia. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Art Practice at UC Berkeley.