Visiting Artist Residency:
May 1 – 30, 2019
Sophia Balagamwala is an artist based in Karachi, Pakistan. Her work explores the myth of national heroes and national histories, through painting, animation and sculpture. As a painter she is currently interested in portraiture, and what the advent of photography meant for painting in India during the British Raj. Her practice verges on satire and fiction, taking from history, current politics and children’s books. At 18th Street, she will be working on an animation and a series of paintings.
Balagamwala has a BA from the University of Toronto and an MFA from Cornell University. She has previously worked as the Lead Curator of the National History Museum in Lahore, Pakistan, and is currently an advisor for the Citizens Archive of Pakistan.