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AISHA KHALID

Born 1972 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Lives and works in Lahore, Pakistan.

Aisha Khalid’s works fuse the disciplines of geometric patterning and botanical studies into ambiguous correlations, subjects defined by their ghosts. The subject matter and political nature of her work are influenced by her personal experiences around gender, aesthetics, the role of women, and power relationships between the East and West. As a Pakistani woman who grew up in a modest household, domesticity is treated with both critique and fondness.

Khalid is part of a movement of artists in Pakistan that works in the traditional medium of miniature painting. However, she juxtaposes these decorative surfaces with deeply controversial social and political messages. Her work explores issues around cultural expectations, stereotyping, multiple oppressions of women, and the global aftermath of 9/11.

Born 1972, Lahore, Pakistan 

 

Aisha Khalid earned her BFA from the National College of Arts there and went on to study at the Rijksakademiein Amsterdam. Her works fuse the disciplines of geometric patterning and botanical studies into ambiguous correlations, subjects defined by their ghosts. The subject matter and political nature of her work is influenced by her own personal experiences around gender, aesthetics, the role of women, and power relationships between the East and West. As a Pakistani woman who grew up in a modest household, domesticity is treated with both critique and fondness. Khalid is part of a movement of artists in Pakistan that works in the traditional medium of miniature painting. However, she juxtaposes these decorative surfaces with deeply controversial social and political messages. Her work explores issues around cultural expectations, stereotyping, multiple oppressions of women, and the global aftermath of 9/11.