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Sadia Salim

Reading of a wedding card, 2016–2017
Porcelain, individual piece 6”x 6” (3 pieces inside a transparent frame: h 10” x w 30” x d 1”)

Sadia Salim (b. 1973, Hyderabad, Pakistan) lives and works in Karachi, Pakistan.
The work presented at LB01 emanates from an ongoing fascination with everyday objects and multitude of ideas that are concealed within them. This work depicts the geometric cut out patterns of the contemporary wedding cards in Pakistan. It intends that the viewers of the work activate multiple narratives and meanings that may be rooted in history, tradition, rupture, mechanical reproduction, popular aesthetics, democratization or chaos.
Salim graduated with a B.Des. from the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture (IVS), Karachi and received Ed.M. in Art and Art Education from Columbia University, New York. She is recipient of the Commonwealth Arts and Crafts Award and Fulbright Scholarship. Salim has extensive experience in teaching art and design at the undergraduate level including coordinating the Department of Ceramics at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi (2005 – 2010). Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Art at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi.




Lahore Biennale Foundation