- Widening The Gaze ExhibitionWidening the Gaze is an exhibition I curated which ran alongside a conference that explored the role of race in creative practice held at the Slade Research Centre. The exhibition included works by Slade alumni; including Alvaro Barrington, Shenece Oretha and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley. Curating this show gave me the chance to organise, recruit and lead a team to help me realise my vision for the exhibition. Widening the Gaze has since positively impacted the Slade School's curriculum and intro
- Muslim Sisterhood Zine LaunchMuslim Sisterhood is a platform I co-founded centred for Muslim women and non-binary Muslims. We launched our first zine publication in July 2019 featuring our photography and texts around spirituality, relationships and rituals. The event was hosted by Nike at their 1948ldn space in Shoreditch and had an audience of 150 people. In an increasingly polarised and divisive climate, our project aims to celebrate and highlight the positivity emanating from our community. We aim to give opportunities
- Art BalaayoI curated the exhibition, Art Balaayo in May 2017. The focus of the exhibition was to highlight the work of artists from the Somali diaspora and to open, challenge and explore unspoken narratives. Works included painting, photography, film and zines. The launch included readings from Momtaza Mehri, Aisha Mohammed and Jannat Hussain. We also hosted a workshop called Letters to yourself led by Nasreen Shaikh Jamal Al-Lail from Variant Space collective. The exhibition was held at Red Door Studios
- Muslim SisterhoodMuslim Sisterhood is a platform I co-founded centred for Muslim women and non-binary Muslims. We organised our first zine publication this July featuring our photography and texts around spirituality, relationships and rituals. In an increasingly polarised and divisive climate, our project aims to celebrate and highlight the positivity emanating from our community. We aim to give opportunities to and to centre Muslim women and gender non-conforming Muslims wherever we can.
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- International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book162
- Muslim Sisterhood for Trippin x Nike Shox: Heritage of TomorrowAs a part of Trippin's Heritage of Tomorrow event marking the release of the Nike Shox, Muslim Sisterhood was invited as a collaborater as one of 'London’s most progressive thought leaders, those who are challenging the cultural dialogues of the status quo.' Our workshop included zine making centred around London heritage, using polaroids and London maps, allowing guests to make their own Trippin style guides. We also allowed the customisation of a Nike hijab at our workshop, and held an intent
- NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM 2018Our flagship festival NSF CRXSS PLATFXRM 2018 was curated by artist, choreographer and innovator Ivan Blackstock and took place at Copeland Gallery, a five room warehouse space in Peckham featuring live performance, art installations, photography. It featured work and/or performances from: NSDOS, Izaak Brandt, Greentea Peng, M.I.C, Muslim Sisterhood and Crack Stevens. Photos by Alex Rice
- V&A Friday Late: ThreadsAs my magazine, I curated a room with: - screening of BBC Three's My Asian Alter Ego by Vivek Vadoliya and Faraz Osman. - screening of Burnt Roti Issue 2 trailer, with music by LOIAL. - spoken word by Mayura U, Zain Haider Awan and Zia Ahmed. - workshops to visually map conversations with thread via emotions and memory with Shagufta Iqbal and myself.
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London, United KingdomFreelance
I co-founded Muslim Sisterhood with Sara Gulamali and Lamisa Khan. Muslim Sisterhood is a photo series capturing young Muslim womxn and non-binary Muslims in London. We produced a zine in July 2019 which is stocked at ICA Bookshop. We have previously worked with brands such as Nike, Converse and Matches Fashion and have featured in Elle, Gal-dem, i-D, Oh Comely, Positive News and Huck. We have held exhibitions and workshops at the V&A and LSE as well as speaking at UCL, Oxford and Cambridge University.
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- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Creative Direction
- Team Management
Duveen Travel AwardSlade School of Fine ArtPrize of up to £3000 to carry out research abroad, awarded by Slade Prizes and Scholarships Committee
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