Alumni Art Commission: Sobia Ahmad ’16

Alumni Art Commission: Sobia Ahmad ’16

Thursday, September 10, 2020 • 7-8PM EDT
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Sobia Ahmad ’16's interdisciplinary practice maps the various ways the personal and the political overlap. By charting her own experiences and community narratives and weaving them with current and historical socio-political contexts, she highlights the inseparability of the self and larger power structures. Her works pose questions like: What confirms or dissipates our sense of belonging? What effects do policies have on our personal and collective psyches? And how can our deeply intimate struggles of belonging inform larger conversations about national identity, notions of home, cultural memory and gender? Born and raised in Pakistan, Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of 14. She graduated from the University of Maryland with Honors in 2016, having earned a B.A. in studio art.

Join us for a conversation with Sobia about her past and upcoming work, moderated by Zoë Charlton.

This event is part of NextNOW Fest 2020. NextNOW Fest is a Terps After Dark and an Arts & Humanities TerrapinSTRONG event.