Born in Karachi, Pakistan to a Pakistani father and a Chilean mother, Shazia Ahmad’s practice and research interests are centred on the notions of home and belonging, tied to the broader theme of otherness due to her interfaith and mixed-race background. Her practice comprises painting, printmaking, and handmade miniature dioramas.
Invitation is a screen-printed blanket fort which will form a shelter people can take refuge under. This fort will be constructed from large strips of water-proof Kraft paper. The screen-printed element will be an original pattern printed repetitively in a limited vibrant palette of magenta, cobalt blue, and dioxazine violet.