Underpinned by a critical view of social and cultural issues, Samina’s aptitude for experimentation has led her to create a unique form in which to reflect on women’s role as the backbone of society. Using fiber and thread over photography, makes for truly striking textural richness and nurtures her creativity. In needlework, Samina has found new freedoms in which her self-expression flourishes. Her sensitive and celebratory approach speaks subtly of the power of femininity working against the patriarchal tendencies of her society.
Samina is a Pakistani-Dutch interdisciplinary artist raised in the Netherlands and now living in Pakistan whose multimedia work has won her much acclaim with residencies from Arquetopia Mexico to Fukuoka in Japan. She graduated with Distinction from Studio Art and later attained a Photography diploma. Exhibitions include solo show ‘A Changing World’ at Citi Art Gallery, Karachi (2015) and the ‘Imagao Mundi project’ at the Venice Biennale, Italy (2017). Additionally, her art was used for the cover of ‘Dhaka Dust’ by Dilruba Ahmed (winner of the 2010 Katharine Bakeless Nason prize for poetry) and the album cover of ‘Insomnia’ (2014) by Grammy nominee Audien (Nate Rathbun).
My art is… a reflection of my inner self