Qanitah Malik
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Qanitah Malik

Artist and Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
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Qanitah Malik

Artist and Creative ProducerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am an inter-disciplinary artist and creative living in London advocating for equal access and opportunities for under represented audiences and creatives in the creative and cultural sector. Graduating from Mount Holyoke College (MHC), USA, has given me sound background in the liberal arts, with disciplines ranging from Art, Anthropology, Sociology, Art History, Gender Studies, Journalism, and Film Studies. My training as an artist has taught me skills in Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Digital Media Design. Course-work in Anthropology has developed my writing, critical thinking, and qualitative research skills. My interest in art and social anthropology have kept me abreast of developments in artistic and cultural theory and thought, with a focus on curatorial, and engagement work. Having moved to London in 2017, I recognised a limited number of South Asian communities involved in Art, Museum and Cultural sector and I am passionate to work towards equal access and opportunities in the sector. I have work experience in the art and cultural heritage exhibition and events curation, collaboration and engagement, with independent artists, heritage professionals and organisations. My social art practice with Culture&, Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), National Trust (NT), an RQF Level 3 Diploma in Cultural Heritage, non-profits and community organisations have all instilled in me an understanding of the systemic issues that need to be addressed in Art access and education. I am interested in building community, deep connections and public dialogue outside of immediate paradigms and boundaries. Making art education more accessible in institutions and communities is one way in which I can see myself positively making change to the problem of lack of access and inclusion.
Projects
  • Sandpit Arts Creative Workshops
    Sandpit Arts Creative Workshops• Provided creative and logistical support in conducting and developing creative art workshops for adults • Curated an exhibition and sharing event as part of the programme of actives
  • We are London-Living and Educating in London
    We are London-Living and Educating in LondonI supported in the planning, programming, co-ordination and publication of oral research for the We are London-Living and Educating in London Research Project for the National Education Union.
  • No one an island
    No one an islandSelf Mottos
  • National Trust: Plant the High Street
    National Trust: Plant the High StreetPlant the High Street was a trail that started at Sutton House and along Homerton High Street to showcase the great greening projects that are making Hackney greener, wilder and healthier. We worked with Hackney residents, businesses and community groups to green up Homerton high street. On 20 July, we led a trail along the high street to showcase the inspiring greening projects that are taking place. The event was inspired by 10x Greener – a resident project, supported by Friends of the Earth
  • Fusion Prize Young Leader: Art Clubbers CIC
    Fusion Prize Young Leader: Art Clubbers CICFusion Prize invites schools, universities, charities, businesses to work together and pitch ideas for innovative programmes or products designed to develop the creative, communication, organisational and thinking skills of London’s children or young people through cultural experiences • Participated and provided consultation to shape 6 programmes catering to needs of young people across London • Networked with 5 other Young Leaders to form the Fusion Prize Young Leaders Advisory group
  • Space, Place and Belonging
    Space, Place and BelongingI explore the self in constant transition and permutation across space and place. My daily observations and interactions are resources for my creative expression and flow. I notice, explore and develop my relationship with my self and my surroundings. Primarily using oils and acrylics, I like to express, gesture, layer and express form, colour, texture and energy.
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Projects credited in
  • New Museum Schools
    New Museum SchoolsA programme of year-long traineeships, opening up the arts and heritage workforce to the next generation of diverse talent
Work history
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    Researcher and ConsultantRoyal Shakespeare Company
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Produced a report on issues of language, missing content in collections management • Provided suggestions to collections management for a 5 year public programme with communities
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    Art Workshop Facilitator and CuratorSandpit Arts
    London, United KingdomInternship
    • Provided creative and logistical support in conducting and developing creative art workshops for adults • Curated a Summer exhibition and sharing event as part of the programme of actives in 2023
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Skills
  • Fine Art
  • Research
  • Project Management
  • Curating
  • Creative Workshops
  • Database Administration
  • Events Programming
  • Content Management
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Mount Holyoke College
    South Hadley, MA 01075, USA
    Graduating from Mount Holyoke College (MHC), USA, has given me sound background in the liberal arts, with disciplines ranging from Art, Art History, Gender Studies, Sociology, Journalism, and Film Studies. My training as an artist has taught me skills in Painting, Printmaking, Photography and Digital Media Design. Course-work in Anthropology has developed my writing, critical thinking, and qualitative research skills. My interest in the art and social anthropology have kept me abreast of developments in artistic and cultural theory and thought, with a focus on curatorial, and engagement work.
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    Level 3 Apprenticeship Diploma in Cultural HeritageCulture&
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Barbara Hermanson Padnos ‘46 ScholarshipMount Holyoke College
    During my undergraduate degree, I received a scholarship to travel abroad to James Cook University for a semester for in depth study.
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    Luce Initiative on Asian Studies & the Environment (LIASE)Hampshire College
    During the second year of my undergraduate degree, I received a travel award to carry out ethnographic research in China. I contributed to a research project between Hampshire College an Anhui Agricultural University, conducting research on tea, tea making and consumption in South East China.