Arshia Fatima Haq
September – November 2022
Arshia Fatima Haq (born in Hyderabad, India, based in Los Angeles, CA) works across film, visual art, performance, and sound. She works through counter archives and speculative narratives, and is currently exploring themes of embodiment, mysticism, indigenous and localized knowledge, particularly within the Islamic Sufi context . She is the founder of Discostan, a collaborative decolonial project and record label working with cultural production from South and West Asia and North Africa. She hosts and produces monthly radio shows on NTS.
Haq’s work has been presented nationally and internationally at museums, galleries, nightclubs, and in the streets, and has been featured at MOMA New York, Hammer Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Broad Museum, LACE, Toronto International Film Festival, Centre Georges Pompidou, NPR, and the Pacific Film Archive amongst others. She received her MFA in Film and Video from California Institute of the Arts in and is currently based in Los Angeles. This residency was made possible by an artist residency partnership between 18th Street Arts Center and SOMA through the Call to Dream: The Sam Francis Fellowship.
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