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Nida Bangash

SMU, MFA 2019

War Rug with Love—1

Natural pigments and ink on handmade wasli paper, 2017, 28"w x 36"h

My practice engages paradoxical issues of dislocation and displacement through examining the domestic as charged political space. Coming from a tradition of miniature painting and carpet weaving, I am interested in the formal and conceptual underpinnings of the grid—a binary structure of power that bears, gives form to and disappears into the composition itself. Through the process of mashq, a practice loosely translated as “exercise/repetition,” I utilize both references from my immediate surroundings as well as Indo-Persian history to investigate institutions as a continual colonial legacy.

Nida Bangash - War Rug with Love—1

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.