Madiha Aijaz

Madiha Aijaz, Sehwan End of Moharram, 2016 © Madiha Aijaz

Madiha Aijaz, Sehwan End of Moharram, 2016 © Madiha Aijaz

Madiha Aijaz (Karachi, Pakistan) lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan. Working with photographs, film, and fiction, Aijaz’s practice is concerned with how pleasure and entertainment are experienced in public spaces. She photographs the railways, devotional towns and public libraries, reading spaces which are fraught with civic failures but continue to remain functional. Her book on Hindu temples, Call to Conscience was published in 2014. Aijaz is an Assistant Professor at the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons with a Fulbright Scholarship.

Recent and upcoming exhibitions include the Karachi Biennial, Pakistan (2017); 10th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram, India (2017); IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, New Delhi, India (2015); and Urban Flux Film Festival, Johannesburg, South Africa (2012).

Madiha Aijaz is co-commissioned with Karachi Biennale and The Tetley, as part of the New North and South, in collaboration with Hospitalfield and ROSL Arts