Aisha Khalid

Aisha Khalid


Lahore-based Aisha Khalid is one of Pakistan’s leading contemporary artists. She is part of a generation that has revitalised the traditional medium of miniature painting by juxtaposing decorative surfaces with deep socio-political subtexts around ideas about cultural expectations and stereotyping, the oppression of women and global politics in the aftermath of 9/11. Embroidery is also a recurring theme in Khalid’s work, reflecting her familiarity with the embroidery traditions of regions such as Sind and Punjab. Essay by Amna Tirmizi Naqvi.

36 pages
Full colour
50mm x 210mm
Cloth bound
Ato Code: SQ5114497

Published in 2012 for Aisha Khalid: Larger Than Life Exhibition

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